Planting succulents at the footer of the house is so much smarter than trees that will bust through the foundation. This would also be considered terrific landscaping practice for areas that are prone to wildfires.

a really small succulent garden~~~Succulents love the heat and most are drought tolerent~~~Use those square inches of space just begging for a use!

walkway from driveway to front door - but need edging so stones don't go flying when grass is cut

River rock between pavers.you can see how the spacing is more scaled to an adult, but a child can walk across the rounded river rock and be comfortable

House Numbers made from Mirror Frames. oooh hobby lobby here i come,

House Numbers made from Mirror Frames. oooh hobby lobby here i come, Tyler will kill me haha by ruthellen.

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John Hamilton Construction – Christchurch Heritage, Character, Traditional Home & Villa Renovation Specialists. iceberg roses with hedge

Espalier -- an old French way of growing trees on a horizontal plane -- looks and sounds complicated, but is actually pretty simple. While it takes a bit of extra time shaping them when they're young and keeping them pruned, but you can pack in apple, pear, or other trees you may not normally have room for.

10 Space-Saving Secrets for Your Landscape

Espalier -- an old French way of growing trees on a horizontal plane -- this and other space saving tips for the garden

Create your very own Hamptons-inspired backyard retreat with these simple decor ideas and tutorials. See the full before and after photos on cityfarmhouse.com

Reclaimed Wood Shed Sign

Create your very own Hamptons-inspired backyard retreat with these simple decor…

cottage garden

A Whole Bunch Of Beautiful & Enchanting Garden Paths ~ Part 2

Iceberg roses with hedge

John Hamilton Construction – Christchurch Heritage, Character, Traditional Home & Villa Renovation Specialists. iceberg roses with hedge

A garden at the side of the house.

5 Inspiring Ways to Create a Cottage Style Garden

A narrow flagstone path through lush plantings turns a sideyard into a magical walkway. Yes, it's a side yard, but this space is also a private garden to be viewed from indoors. The leafy tree canopy adds a sense of intimacy

RHS Chelsea Hampton Court Silver Gilt Medal Rae Wilkinson

RHS Chelsea Hampton Court Silver Gilt Medal Rae Wilkinson, use slabs laid with gravel, probably not this modern/clean lines

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