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Red bricks are an easy way to add colour to a mostly-green yard.

A beautiful restored home in Erin, Ontario.

Create flow from indoors to outdoors with a similar colour palette.

Instead of a cottage, splurge on a backyard.

An expansive lakefront yard.

Entertaining space for a busy young family.

A serene backyard lounging area.

A derelict yard transformed into a private resort.

Margot Austin's top plants, shrubs and flowers.

See a long, urban space transformed!

Lush greenery sets the tone.

French doors provide a classic entrance into the garden.

A gazebo adds a tropical-resort feel.

Choose paint colours that will blend in with a shed's surroundings.

Conceal furniture and garden tools behind a slatted wall.

Build a new structure to house garden supplies.

Consider reflective finishes to showcase garden greenery.

A running ramp and lantern lights add whimsy.

Match roofing material to the main house.

Purple plantings lead the way to a feature fountain.

Purple and red blooms pop nicely against the greenery.

This was inspired by the cottage gardens of Europe.

Horizontal planks lead ones gaze around the yard's periphery.

A small plot of grass is just enough greenery.

A gracious seaside retreat.

A black concrete basin makes pool water look steely blue-grey.

An Arcadian backyard oasis starts with a lush lagoon.

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