If you're choosing a tree to plant in your yard, think carefully. A tree is a decades-long investment so it's important to find one that you can maintain and that will work for your region and house style.
Create a Backyard Getaway: Ensure Privacy. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses.