Some design ideas for small backyards include a small graveled area with some relaxing seating bordered by dwarf trees in large planters, raised garden beds, and a terraced deck. A terraced deck can break up a small area... More »

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Some backyard deck ideas include a deck that's made out of salvaged, gray-painted cedar wood. A glass roof above the deck turns it into an indoor/outdoor room. Another deck descends to a brick patio, has space for at lea... More »

Some backyard waterfall design ideas are a stony paradise design that includes a waterfall at the center of stones and a modern wonder design that features a waterfall running down concrete stairs. There is also a spa wa... More »

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Some design ideas for a container garden are a window box garden and a container water garden. Some plant ideas for container gardens include lavender, snapdragons, taro, creeping jenny and miniature juniper trees. More »

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Design ideas for a wooden trellis include fencing, arbor gates, a trellised deck, a garden expansion and climbing flower displays. The most popular woods for trellises include birch and cedar, and they can be painted, st... More »

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Some creative ideas for decorating a backyard include using ground pavers in an interesting design, adding lights and turning a garden into different functional spaces. Creating different areas for different family membe... More »

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When planning a shady garden, consider the size, shape and amount of sunlight coming into the area, then choose brightly colored plants that thrive in shade to fill in the space. Establish the proper soil and mulch conte... More »

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