The Landscape Smart team combines antique interests, a granite patio and an arbor into a modern garden.
Sharon and Terry DiCarlo's garden lacks interesting features and focal points.
Before: The homeowners never use this backyard — and for good reason. The space consists of nothing but dirt and weeds.
After: The area is now a romantic oasis. Two distinct seating areas make the space usable for the whole family.
A water feature muffles the noise from the busy city street, while landscaped berms give the space a woodland feel. Heavily scented flowers turn an ordinary space into a unique urban oasis.
After: A plastic round for the top and three-liter champagne bottles for legs makes a "champagne table" on this crushed granite patio.
After: Planted berms provide a little extra interest to the otherwise flat terrain, and rebar provides vertical interest with an arbor and hand-rail.