Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the journey of decorating inside your walls, you usually tackle it in small steps.
APLD 2010 International Landscape Design Merit Award Winner Richard G Shuster, RG Shuster & Company, Southampton, NY [Like tall narrow trees planted in a narrow ribbon of stones -- something similar for a b.
This backyard pool achieves a classic elegance through the use of a checkerboard paving scheme, a trellised wooden pergola and neat olive hedgerows. Image by Roger Foley via Southern Living. (back yard pool)
Mow strips can be made from any solid material used to separate the lawn from a planting bed. They allow a law mower to trim the grass all the way to edge of the lawn without having to use a string trimmer.