Surrounding your house is the yard, a place for outside living. Filled with gardens, open lawn areas, sitting areas, drives, walks and walls, the yard contributes as much to the livability of the home as it does the character of the neighborhood.
Creating a landscape strategy for your home can be an overwhelming task. The basic principles outlined in this section provide a road map for design with guidance on creating an ideal landscape suited to your neighborhood and site. Strategies should be place specific, mimic natural systems and use a cohesive material palette.