This picturesque backyard area features an outdoor dining space with a wooden pergola positioned over a table and chairs. An inground pool is flanked by two wooden lounge chairs, while lush greenery finishes off the look of the space.
A white bench is dressed up with a throw pillow featuring a multicolored fish on this Hamptons-inspired backyard patio. The patio offers a great spot for relaxing at the base of California's San Gabriel Mountains.
Make the most of your outdoor space by working with the surroundings. The lines of this garden and structures are geometric closer to the house and become wavy and organic as the cultivated areas blend into the natural forest. Design by Juergen Partridge Limited
Beautiful wood cabanas serve as a changing room and storage space in this contemporary pool deck. Organic materials create a serene atmosphere that blends in with the natural wooded landscape that surround it.
A thickly wooded landscape surrounds this gorgeous contemporary pool deck boasting slatted wood cabanas that blend in with the natural setting. Bright blue chaise chairs pop against neutral stone tile and offer a comfy place to relax in the sun.
A concrete driveway transitions into a paver walkway leading up to the front door of this home. Planted sections border the walkway adding life and color to the landscaping. The rock and wood give this entryway a mountain-inspired feel.
A partial pergola divides a brick patio and a stone fire pit in this home's backyard. Warmly lit by exterior and landscape lighting, the outdoor entertaining space is equipped with comfy all-weather furniture. Multi-level seating areas make for excellent entertaining and conversation opportunities.
Elevated mulch sections, a concrete path and accent wood panels create a beautiful collaboration of texture for the landscaping of this modern home. Concrete stepping stones border the shape of the house with strips of grass growing up in between. Plants and shrubs add personality and natural color to the gray and neutral home components.
You can also run an above-ground spa through winter. If you decide to close it down for the chilly season, start with an inspection of the wood cabinet. Refinish wooden cabinets as needed. This task requires dry weather and warmth, so tackle this while autumn temperatures are still on the toasty side—and before fall rains arrive.
Swap water guzzling plants for low water use beauties. Many drought tolerant plants feature leaves that are silver, spiny or succulent (thick) in nature. You can find low water use plants for any region, from desert to Northern Plains. Visit a quality garden center to explore the plant choices for your neck of the woods.