The yellow front door creates a stunning visual contrast against the blue Cape Cod home. A small deck features built-in bench seating, while a paver walkway leads through the flower beds around the back of the house.
Tucked into the trees on a gently sloping hillside, this home has touches of Northwest contemporary blended with urban modern. Two private outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful landscaping are perfect for entertaining.
A clean-lined, Northwest contemporary-styled residence sits in the trees of the Aerie Park Subdivision in Eugene, Ore. The flat roof evokes a modern aesthetic and is paired with cool gray siding. Simple yet beautiful landscaping adds curb appeal.
This modern home features box shapes, long windows and a gray tone which is a beautiful contrast against the natural colors from the surrounding yard. A stone walkway leads from the house through the garden area.
The sweet gum tree's star-shaped leaves turn a mix of colors in the fall, making it a favorite for New York landscape designer Jan Johnsen. Sometimes the same tree can have red, purple, yellow and orange leaves, at the same time.
The box shape components of this house make an aesthetically pleasing modern look. The gray exterior is a nice, soft contrast to the brown and green of the yard and surrounding trees. Gray stone walkways and stairs provide easy maneuvering from the doors through the garden areas. Yellow flowers provide some natural color and look great near the neon door.
Adults and kids alike can enjoy this backyard, which features a comfortable sitting area and a tire swing. Licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew transformed the Federico residence on HGTV's original series Yard Crashers.
For a cheap and possibly free source of mulch material, ask local tree service for wood chips, says Josh Fuder, agriculture and natural resources agent for UGA Extension-Cherokee County. If chips are not composted, The Morton Arboretum in Illinois suggests applying a nitrogen fertilizer at a rate of a half pound per 100 square feet of chips.
This dreamy backyard look is great for all ages. A wood stage-like set up between the two large trees connects to the stairs leading into the treetop patio. Lights strung between the trees give off a warm glow providing light for playing and enjoying the space.