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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 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 
Eclectic Landscape
Ideabooks58,363
Questions10
“Excellent idea” — jaleia
Pedersen Associates
6 Reviews
San Anselmo Hillside
Ideabooks13,053
Questions3
Barbara Ries
“Gartl2” — katandl
Ami Saunders, MLA
5 Reviews
Wang Residence
Ideabooks56,626
Questions7
“artificial lake” — Christiana Kallona
Ken Linsteadt Architects
Sonoma
Ideabooks19,983
Questions4
“Awesome- fun! Is it a log rack?” — allihow
Boxleaf Design
3 Reviews
Modern San Francisco Living
Ideabooks65,387
Questions20
Small residential garden to suite a modern house and active children. -kwmla-
“Sidewalk” — rrlaker57
Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc.
“Pool” — pamelamonastero
Casa Smith Designs, LLC
4 Reviews
Colorful Pots
Ideabooks48,252
Questions4
This cluster of pots soften what would otherwise be a large white column, but they add a pop of color in a large field of red brick. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“flower colours and arrangements” — gillianb81
Skyline design studio
3 Reviews
Mountain View Contemporary
Ideabooks34,737
Questions4
“Use of trellis to divide planters” — jenoir
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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 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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