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From Bare Yard to Flowery Garden

This is pretty cool for creating a transition.

Better Homes & Gardensfrom Better Homes & Gardens

Make Your Own Arbor

Make your own rustic arbor using twigs and logs. This guide takes you through all the steps.

Open, freestanding deck with bench seating plus a screened gazebo with screen doors to escape to when the mosquitoes come out.

Wrap around tree bench - needs to be a mix of simple to build, comfortable for adults & a great jumping off, walking around & play table for kids (and could possibly morph into part of a tree house in the future).

Royal Empress Tree...grows 10-15 ft per year. Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.

Groundcovers under trees :: Planting something other than grass under a tree. Pachysandra around a Pin Oak

A hedge of Thuja has been planted between these homes instead of a fence in order to provide a more natural form of privacy. Sometimes shrubs make for a more desirable and friendly fence when attempting to establish privacy in an older neighborhood.