Tips and Tricks from Landscape Designers

These landscape designers' tips can help you turn your boring backyard into a spectacular outdoor retreat.

  • When it comes with the yin and yang of outdoor design, it's becoming imperative to have water and fire together.
  • Plants on a slope get a lot of sunlight.
  • A pergola can do more that create shade or home for nature; it can define an outdoor space.
  • Fireplaces are becoming extremely popular in outdoor design.
  • An infinity-edge koi pond gives this landscape a truly unique look.
  • The countertop is the key for any outdoor kitchen.
  • It's easy to create an outdoor room by simply using outdoor furniture.
  • Keeping stone and concrete patios at a minimum will help reduce the heat.
  • Plants can help cool an outdoor area.
  • Using ifferent shades of green can help make a small yard feel larger. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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