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Residential Landscape Design Between One-half and One Acre | 1st - BACKER LANDSCAPING The addition of a moderate-size, in-ground pool is a central element. A built-in gas grill and a custom-built masonry gas fire pit also share the space. The original fountain was left intact, as were many of the brick walls. With the exception of pear trees and some shrubs adjacent to the new pool house, all of the landscaping, plant material, and landscape lighting was newly designed.

A simple palate of just two plants creates an orderly, low-maintenance parkstrip. Note the rock clear space adjacent to curb and sidewalk, separated from the plantings by steel landscape edging. 'Concorde' barberry shrubs grow into a low, mounded form naturally- no need to "meatball" them! Designed by a West Jordan, Utah homeowner.

"A nice way to transition from solid, hard surfaces (such as the sidewalk, driveway, and even the house itself) is to edge the front yard with a few feet’s worth of landscaping. Some shrubbery, flowers, even a tree or two are perfect in easing us from the visual leap to concrete to grass."

Persistent moisture in your yard can detract from the overall appearance of the landscape, impair play and other activities, make lawn mowing and other maintenance tasks challenging, and threaten to seep into adjacent structures. Sometimes simple adjustments or corrective actions can reduce muddy soil and excessive yard moisture

Not so simple to install yourself, these glass panels allow light into the garden yet maintain neutral colors on the boundaries. The timber posts holding the panels allow the hardness of the glass to link with the adjacent timber fencing

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