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They ripped out their 3,500-square-foot lawn and created a magical 'Rancho Relaxo'

They ripped out their 3,500-square-foot lawn and created a magical 'Rancho Relaxo'

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submission from readers, two gardening novices in Santa Ana share how they transformed 3,500 square feet of grass into what they now call “Rancho Relaxo”:   

Chela Bañuelos acknowledges that if not for the SoCal WaterSmart Turf Removal Program rebate program, she and husband Joseph might not have been motivated to re-landscape their Santa Ana property.

It’s understandable.

“We had 3,500 square feet of solid grass front to back,” Chela says.

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