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Family-Friendly Pool & Yard

Divide a large backyard into kid and adult zones.

When planning out a yard, include kid-friendly spaces as well as luxe entertaining areas. A sheer-descent waterfall in the pool is a fun element for swimmers, and also adds ambiance and a soothing focal point when dining on the patio to the right of the pool. A wrought-iron fence sections off a special garden for the kids with a playhouse, butterfly bushes, and edible berry trees. To get a custom playhouse look for less, pick up a DIY unit at a big hardware retailer and use paint and accessories to personalize it.

See more pools, patios and gardens in our Inspiring Backyards photo gallery. Plus, get more landscaping and garden design ideas in our Gorgeous Gardens photo gallery.

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