This trick may seem contradictory, but we promise it works: Break up open areas of a small space so it feels larger. Here, a colorful bed of roses, annuals, and perennials effectively divides a small back yard landscape into attractive nooks.
This is the style of patio I want! Now all I need is to figure out how to make it happen.
How to Landscape a Flower Bed
How to Landscape a Flower Bed - low maintenance
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alternatively, might consider red brick walls: "We chose natural sandstone for the paving and used soft red brick for the walling and inset brick details to complement the red brick of the house."