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romeoslover
I you already have a garden and want add a patio, consider where your plant roots and sprinkler lines lie. Covering these can kill a tree. This applies to adding sheds, too. Learned by experience on this one.
   
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K&D Landscape Management

Your points on site advantages, basic function and privacy are insightful. Those come into play on every back yard environment we are involved with. How each space is developed for individual clients varies widely based on those factors and the others you listed.
Here is a small space urban environment versus a larger space suburban environment, contrasting how designs vary from project to project based on needs and available space.


   
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David Thorne Landscape Architect

A must read! All of these factors must be considered before crafting a unique landscape design.

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