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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A natural-looking circular path rounds out the yard and provides a safe place for the kids to play. Landscape designer John Black uses a sierra ginger decomposed granite, which has a little more pink than gold and highlights the brick in the yard. Trees along the back fence add interest, and durable plants in contrasting colors and varying heights are kid friendly.