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This little stucco house, in the Woodstock neighborhood, is one of Julie’s favorites. It sits on a little rise of clothed in the unbroken sea of green of Juniperus sabina Tamariscifolia (?) punctuated with several Italian Cypress. This has been here for decades and appears to be completely weed free. A completely xeric landscape with enough density to choke out weedy interlopers. Even if you wanted to apply a pre-emergent herbicide I don’t know if it could get to the soil. There is no way for anyone to enter this to remove volunteer Blackberries, Clematis, Canada Thistle or anything else for that matter. Junipers contain volatile oils and phenols in their foliage that no doubt builds up in any organic layer on the soil surface discouraging weed germination as well.

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