Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

How to create a clutter-free garden

An Arizona landscaper shows how to banish clutter from your life (or at least your backyard)

Mid-century modern pool patio
Photography by Jennifer Cheung

Create an oasis

“I wanted to create the feeling of a David Hockney pool painting. A simple rectangle of blue”, says Kissinger.

His oasis features date and Bismarck palms in the background.

Why it works: A place that indulges your senses and feels like an escape can be as relaxing as a spa visit or an island vacation.

Get the feeling: Find a scenic spot away from the house. Set up a Bali-style teahouse (eastwestteahouse.net), or just sling a hammock.

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