Using a variety of ground coverings in our gardens not only enables us to break up the space, but also to navigate it more easily.

The boys would love this Minecraft yard! Beautifully designed juxtaposition of pavers & very lush grass designed by Philadelphia landscape design firm 1234 site design. via the design firm's site

Paving bands in grass

This is an intriguing idea and maybe a cool way to pull an area into a design while keeping some separation. Paving bands in grass

A recently completed project - a walled stream and amphitheatre at Arne Maynard's home Allt-y-bela

Arne Maynard Garden Design - A recently completed project - a walled stream and amphitheatre at Arne Maynard's home Allt-y-bela

Landscape architect Ronald van der Hilst composes a musically inspired garden in the Dutch countrysideDiscover eight beautiful landscapes that continue to influence modern garden designTour eight amazing public spaces transformed by Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project13 stunning garden allées

The American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2014 Best Residential Garden Winners

Dry-laid masonry walls, using locally reclaimed granite, give definition to the steeply sloped property while also helping to stem erosion by slowing water runoff. Bench incorporated into stone wall.

"{Here is another image of a unique Gabion Wall. The wire cages are filled with recycled terracotta pots and was featured in The Real Rubbish Garden by Claire Whitehouse at The 2005 Chelsea Flower Show in London. Image by Mark Bolton/Corbis. This is an example of functional art that is also repurposing items that would otherwise be in a landfill."

Gabion walls of recycled terracotta pots is featured in The Real Rubbish Garden by Claire Whitehouse, an environmentally friendly garden with recycled household materials, at The Chelsea Flower Show 2005 in London.

easy concrete retaining wall...

easy garden wall - stack bags of dry concrete in a row, and then wet down the bags for a week or until the concrete hardens, tear off paper

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