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Outdoor areas are often the last to receive design attention, but they shouldn’t be: What surrounds your home is just as important as what's in it. Whether it's a manicured front lawn, stone paver pathway or intricate garden design, these spaces benefit from the same attention to detail as any bathroom or kitchen. Well-designed landscaping ideas can complement your home's architecture and contemporary design, and the right plants, flowers and shrubbery can greatly enhance your curb appeal by adding color, texture and even fragrance to your yard. More 
C.O.S Design
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Landscape Design: COS Design. Landscape Construction: ESJay Landscapes. Photos: Tim Turner Photography. Copyright COS Design. www.cosdesign.com.au
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The Garden Builders
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Large Garden in Chiswick
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Home Renovations - Exteriors
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“Grey render white trim” — Lara Bickersteth
Northern Virginia Landscape Architect and Custom Pool Builder
Pristine Acres is committed to offering the highest-quality, most professional landscape design/installation services with the best customer service in the Washington DC Metro.
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Margaret Street
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Backyard features elevated plunge pool with infinity edge, polished concrete garden beds, and stained timber decking.
“elevated pool” — Masego Nakedi
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Landscape Construction
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Night time lighting of a backyard featuring screens, plants, edging, decking, lawns and uplights Photo: LED Outdoor
The Other Side Landscapes Pty Ltd
Lap of Luxury - Lindfield
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This luxury Lindfield home is located on an unusually shaped block quite steeply sloped across a natural sandstone outcrop it is also much wider than it is deep. The creation of a spectacular and intimate landscape was our challenge. Our client brief called for an architecturally designed pool with spa to compliment the home. With extensive collaboration between landscape desi...More
Asset Landscapes
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Bush Setting - Sydney's North West
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The Other Side Landscapes Pty Ltd
Lap of Luxury - Lindfield
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This luxury Lindfield home is located on an unusually shaped block quite steeply sloped across a natural sandstone outcrop it is also much wider than it is deep. The creation of a spectacular and intimate landscape was our challenge. Our client brief called for an architecturally designed pool with spa to compliment the home. With extensive collaboration between landscape desi...More
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Before starting your garden remodel, survey your space and browse landscape ideas to figure out how best to fill it. If you love working outdoors, a large rose garden or vegetable garden is the perfect way to use your space. On the other hand, kids might enjoy a large yard, along with a playground, swing set or pool. Think about what your family would use the most, as well as what would help boost your resell value in the long run. In the end, be sure to consider your front and back yard as separate entities; after all, they usually serve two very different purposes.

What should I add to my front yard?


When landscaping your front yard, think about curb appeal above all else. This space is your chance to make a great first impression, so it should be inspiring, well thought out and consistent with the contemporary style of your home. A flower garden is a great option, but if maintenance is an issue, you can simplify the process by opting for low-maintenance succulents, bushes or hedges instead. If you don't have a green thumb, stick with grass and use a gravel pathway, water feature, wood fence or stone wall for variation.

What should I add to my backyard or garden?


The backyard is for entertaining and playtime, so incorporate seating, dining areas, play spaces and sunny relaxation spots. A vegetable garden or rose garden is a common yard staple, especially if you add an interesting element like a pergola, arbor, raised bed, border, walkway or fence. You can even add fun accessories like birdbaths and feeders to aid with birdwatching. For the ultimate party house, incorporate a pool and patio or deck with a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, barbecue and outdoor kitchen. If you're an active, sports-loving family, add a basketball court, volleyball court, bocce ball or croquet. And don't forget about outdoor furniture! A bench in a garden makes a great reading or meditation spot, while a weatherproof chaise lounge, sofa and chair are nice for taking in those sunny days.
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