the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest.
Thinking of doing something like this in the "path" we always walk on across the lawn. It's getting worn down and I can't get everyone(including myself sometimes) to go around on the sidewalk. Step-by-step: Flagstone path
Use an old tire to create a small backyard pond. My kids, 3 sons, have been helping with yard work and planting. They keep asking for a pond. I think this is a great DIY project to do outside with them. Looks simple.
(link) FOUNTAIN: How to Build a Concrete Fountain ~ Create a stone-lined garden pond, then carve a waterfall out of a block of stone using basic power and hand tools. The technique is simple, even for beginners. This is a STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL GUIDE
my backyard is sooooo rocky~have to weed eat it to make it look good. Need a rock garden type landscaping, but don't want to spend a fortune. Hillside landscaping without having to spend your life savings on terracing. Step by step instructions.