This backyard features a relaxation area, a dining area and a playground. It is a mixture of old and new architecture. The chimney is the center of attraction. It also features a sea-woven rug and some water-resistant furniture. The light on the firewall gives light to the pool. It's like swimming under the stars. Having a fireplace on your patio can provide warmth on cool evenings. It's perfect for all outdoor gatherings. It is a unique hedge with tall grasses (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'). It is mixed with a dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'). This garden creates a speaker with a musical effect.
For example, use wooden shingles on a gazebo roof that fit the roof of the house on a wooded site, or select a stone for retaining walls that reflects a stone fireplace in an area where stone is found naturally. Natural building materials often combine well with resource-rich landscapes. Weathered wood, natural stains, concrete and earth tones in the brick generally melt with existing building materials and relate to the natural environment. Landscaping materials can contribute to sustainability when we select renewable, local and low-energy raw materials. Explore options for using recycled materials and energy-efficient materials in the landscape.
Sometimes you can create a larger lawn with your little space. The secret is to use a faux grass carpet. You can create a tropical hideaway by maximizing space on your small garden. The Japanese fiber banana (Musa basjoo) is a tropical tropical plant. You can turn a small space in a garden by planting an elegant pergola. It can provide shade for your windows and at the same time, it can also block the view of neighbors. It is a contemporary backyard that includes a variety of elements. It is highlighted by the magnificent fire of metal and glass. The stone patio blends well with the furniture. The colorful accents in the seating area provide warmth to the backyard.
Landscapes are ecosystems. Ecosystems need a diversity of plants of different layers or levels to provide an adequate habitat for wildlife. Consider including a body of water with shallow edges to provide drinking water and swimming for wildlife. The selection of native plants helps attract birds, pollinators and beneficial insects to the yard. See Chapter 20, Wildlife, for specific tips on wildlife attraction and management in the landscape. Edible products that meet most of the design criteria for plant selection are available.
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