Backyard design guide

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

6 modern garden art designs

What happens when hard (pavement) meets soft (plantings) in your yard? Modern art you can walk on

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Photo by Chris Leschinsky; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

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‘Elfin’ thyme turns this patio into a giant checkerboard. Growing in 4-inch-wide strips dividing poured-in-place concrete squares, it’s irrigated by a subsurface drip system and needs only the occasional light pruning. Sea thrift  keeps the grid from looking too controlled. (That blue “gravel” in the firepit is recycled glass.)

Design: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture, Los Osos, CA (www.jgsdesigns.com) 

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