Native Prairie Landscaping

Jeffrey Gordon Smith gave an organic feel to this home's landscaping through the use of plants native to the prairie setting.

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Photo By: Paul Steimer

Prairie Backyard With Evening Lighting

As the sun sets, subtle landscape lighting creates a welcoming glow in this beautiful backyard.

Stone Garden Entryway With Wood Door

A rustic stone archway with a wooden door in the center makes the entrance to this scenic yard like stepping into a secret garden.

Backyard and White Home Exterior With Pool

Patios, rolling lawns and a pool make this backyard an inviting retreat for relaxing and entertaining.

Swimming Pool With Low Stone Wall

The simple low stone wall surrounding this swimming pool ties in beautifully with its prairie setting.

Stone Diving Board and Grassy Slope

Taking its cues from the natural surroundings, this swimming pool features a stone diving board and low stone surrounding wall.

Stepping Stone Path to Birdbath

Stepping stones nestled into lush green moss make an intriguing path to a birdbath.

Birdbath and Path Overlooking Valley

Tucked in between native plants and wildflowers, this birdbath takes advantage of a picturesque setting that feathered friends and people alike can enjoy.

Bocce Ball Court With Prairie Surroundings

Anyone for a little bocce? A private bocce court meshes seamlessly with this backyard's prairie surroundings, a perfectly fun complement to the setting.

Walkway to Koi Pond and Hillside

Nestled amongst ornamental grasses, this walkway leads to a koi pond. With such careful landscaping, it's difficult to tell where the yard ends and the natural world begins.

Walkway and Yard in Prairie Setting

Sweeping prairie vistas surround this home on all sides, meshing beautifully with the thoughtful landscaping and outdoor patios and walkways.

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Outdoor Landscape Lighting

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Eco-Friendly Countertops

Consider these environmentally friendly countertops when designing your new kitchen surface area.

How to Illuminate Your Yard With Landscape Lighting

Create a stunning landscape that can be enjoyed during the day and night with inventive outdoor lighting solutions.