Before and After: From Warn-Out Backyard to Playground Garden

An overused backyard is transformed with a new yard and cool play elements.

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Matt Williams and Jennifer Winter's yard is tidy and functional but they would like it to include more play space for their children. Maintaining the wide open space, landscape designer John Black creates fun destinations that can withstand heavy use, including a log drinking fountain and fun bike path.

This active family moved into their home four year ago and they love their spacious backyard. However, this active family and their dog have done some damage to the lawn, and they're ready to get rid of the rusty shed. It's time for a new design that can handle a lot of activity but also provide an adult-friendly atmosphere.