10 Beautiful Backyard Designs

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

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionDesign your outdoors to accomodate an outdoor kitchen for those fun nights of barbecuing out by the poolside. Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.

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Design Tip: Preparing food outside is half the fun of having a yard. When you're designing your outdoor kitchen, think big: "Everything in the outdoor kitchen is big, from beverage centers to warming doors, through-the-counter trash chutes, griddles for pancakes for brunch, wok plates, smokers, rotisseries," says landscape artist Scott Cohen of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif. Also, "make sure that the host doesn't have his back to the guests when he's cooking," he