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March 2005

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Web Xtra: From Greener Yards, Less Water

Smart Watering Costs Whether you're adding a simple water timer for $40 or contracting for a professionally installed irrigation system that will cost thousands of dollars, smart watering options can always fit in the annual household budget. It's best to set your budget first and then decide on the right approach. If you have, say, $5,000 to devote to irrigation and shrubbery upgrades, a landscape architect can tell you exactly what that will buy. Hourly rates for landscape architects range from $50 to $100 per hour, depending on your location.

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