Latest Articles in Landscape Design

Exterior facade of a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

5 Dramatic Yet Tiny Backyard Buildings

These creative outbuilding designs give new meaning to the phrase "business in the front, party in the back."
November 23, 2015
dialogue house garden

7 Landscapes Designed with Native Plants

When it comes to your yard, lawn, or property, it almost seems like a no-brainer: plant the species that would naturally grow there. But some still install invasive species like bamboo that, if not carefully monitored, can contaminate and wreck local ecosystems. These seven examples demonstrate that indigenous foliage provides an equally beautiful, more seamless context for modern homes.
October 22, 2015
Blackened Timber Dutch Home patio off of entrance

10 Concrete Patios We Love

These concrete patios are perfect for autumnal barbecues or just taking in the changing foliage.
October 15, 2015
Yard in Malibu with pavers and succulents

8 Landscape Designs with Drought-Tolerant and Native Desert Plants

From succulents to cacti, these eight homes' surrounding landscapes can get by on little water.
October 13, 2015
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.

7 Small Backyards in Cities

On tight urban lots from London to Toronto, these homes make way for a blissful slice of nature.
September 30, 2015
Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends.

6 Peaceful Bamboo Gardens

Bamboo grows like a most welcome weed at these modern homes.
September 14, 2015
Renovated DC Row House backyard with Cor-Ten steel.

5 Ways to Design with Planters

From large boxes to individual pots, planters are a go-to solution for modern gardens.
September 11, 2015
typographic art accents in bathroom

Dry Goods: The Case for Cacti as the Ultimate Houseplant

Succulent success doesn't require much of a green thumb—lots of sun and a little water are all you need to nurture the hottest low-maintenance plants around.
August 13, 2015
sky ranch house exterior reflecting pool

Modern Homes with Reflecting Pools

These homes brought the tranquility of living near the water one step closer with reflecting pools.
July 29, 2015