What do you do with a long, sloping yard with no style? Turn it into an exotic escape with a touch of the tropics.
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Ian and Carolyn Janssen say their backyard is an overwhelming mess in need of work. The Landscape Smart team incorporates travel memorabilia to create a retreat destination in just two days.
Before: The homeowners don't have any reason to go out in their yard — now only a barren, sloping area that's covered with weeds.
Low-cost additions like cottage birdhouses and a rustic window box help carry the cottage-garden theme.
A backyard in disrepair is transformed into stylish garden suitable for the entire family.(5 photos)
An inviting, cottage-inspired garden combines lots of flagstone and colorful flower beds.(4 photos)