Forever Home Traditional Landscape, Chicago
The woodland strolling garden combines steppers and shredded bark as it winds through the border, pausing at a “story stone”. Planting locations minimize disturbance to existing canopy tree roots and provide privacy within the yard.
Inspiration for a traditional shade backyard mulch landscaping in Chicago. — Houzz
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20. Cool down. Make a backyard retreat more inviting with subtle variations of green, and put comfortable furniture in a location that allows for relaxation and comfort. When it's hot, nothing cools like green.
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10. A place to be at peace. Consider where in your garden feels the most private and peaceful, and put a seat there. Think of this as your place of peace — different from a social gathering spot, this is meant to be a solo retreat or a place for heartfelt one-on-one conversations. But even more important than the particular chair or location? That you actually devote time to using your outdoor space, reconnecting with nature, your breath and your heart’s desires. Tell us: Do you have a special place for contemplation in your garden? Please share a photo in the Comments.More: How to Carve Out a Corner Designed Just for You
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2. Keep furniture flexible. Areas of a garden that feel like inviting nooks can change both with the seasons and the time of day. To avoid limiting your options, use easy-to-move furniture, like lightweight chairs, to be able to easily change the position and arrangement of your seating nook. Swap out furniture as needed. For example, a small foldable cafe table used in spring and summer could be traded for a movable fire pit to anchor a seating nook in fall and winter.