10 Beautiful Backyard Designs

Design the backyard retreat of your dreams with landscaping tips to create incredible yards, gardens and pools.

Vacation at Home

Design Tip: With gas prices and travel expenses rising, the backyard is becoming vital when it comes to leisure, says Scott Cohen, landscape artist of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif. Taking vacations at home means designing your backyard like a resort with all the amenities. Waterproof plasma flat-screen TVs and swim-up bars are all fair game.

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