9 Ideas To Steal From Suburban Gardens

9 Ideas To Steal From Suburban Gardens

Big or small, no matter whether a suburban garden is a postage-stamp plot or a gentle half-acre sprawl, the land gives people ideas. Here are some of our favorite garden ideas to steal from suburbia.

  1. Silver gazing balls. A hypnotizing front-yard staple since the Victorian era, mirrored gazing balls are especially mesmerizing when they’re grouped together and placed against a spare, modern backdrop.
  2. Mirror images. Coated glass windows reflect and amplify surrounding greenery, creating a sense of depth and distance in a small garden.
  3. Patio fire pits. A patio fire pit creates a year-round gathering spot for family and friends.
  4. Fence fashion. Dress up the perimeter of a small backyard with a streamlined fence.
  5. Rotating sprinklers. The rotating sprinkler adds a special excitement to summer – for kids and pets.
  6. Picnic tables.
  7. Tree houses. Even a postage-stamp backyard can accommodate a secret clubhouse if you have an old tree with sturdy branches to provide support.
  8. Hedge edge. Clipped shrubs are so much greener—and friendlier—than a fence.
  9. No-grass front yards. If you have a yard, you can have a meadow.

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Source: gardenista