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Can your HOA stop you from composting and saving water? What to know about a little-known law change

With record-breaking heat and drought conditions, gardening in North Texas is a challenge in itself. But in some neighborhoods governed by homeowners associations, gardeners have faced additional constraints when attempting to save water and drought-proof their landscapes.

While HOAs offer benefits of increased property values and neighborhood attractiveness, most have landscaping rules that require a certain aesthetic standard. These standards often restrict the type of plant material, sometimes even to plants not well-adapted to the Texas climate.

Read more at https://www.dallasnews.com/life/gardening/2018/08/27/can-hoa-stop-composting-saving-water

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