Cape Cod Backyard
See how a plain backyard is transformed into a coastal hideaway while staying within the homeowners' association rules.
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After: Flagstones surrounded by small pebbles and relatively-shade-tolerant ornamental grasses (Carex buchananii, Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima' and Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln') provide the perfect solution to the low level of sunlight. Adirondack chairs, pillows and towels plus a birdbath full of sand, water and shells convert the area into a meditative spot.
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