Overlooking the backyard, a platform deck is outfitted with bench seating and a Southwestern-inspired outdoor rug. A corrugated metal fence lines the perimeter of the low-maintenance yard for ultimate privacy.
The landscaping surrounding this Southwestern style home is low-maintenance and low-water, with beds of tan gravel contrasting sharply with bright green plants and trees. Slim channels funnel water in and around the yard.
Around the perimeter of the back yard, a tall wood fence provides privacy from nearby neighbors. Petite pots with succulents make a flexible and low-maintenance centerpiece on the outdoor dining table.
A steeply pitched roof offers a Tudor Revival look to this Beverly Hills, Calif., home, though the structure boasts a lighter color palette that gives the look a more modern appeal. The front yard is dressed with low-maintenance ground cover landscaping
For her own front yard, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates Inc. matched the hardscape to her home's architectural syle for a cozy cottage garden. To keep the yard low maintenance she laid a large patio using Arizona flagstones, then filled the rest of the space with lush flower beds. A reclaimed concrete bowl is transformed into a water feature that brings the sound of rain to the garden.
Playful and contemporary, this backyard from HGTV's Going Yard is the perfect place for kids and adults. A teeter-totter is a fun element for kids, while a streamlined raised deck has an elegant dining area.