There are so many ways to design your outdoor areas: tropical, Mediterranean, contemporary, modern, Florida-Friendly, native, simple, elaborate. Some people prefer a lot of color and a garden that invokes a lot of energy and interest. Others prefer a more serene environment, with green tones and a simpler plant pallet. Maybe you don’t want to have to water and weed a lot or maybe you plan to hire a professional gardener to assist you with your maintenance.
The following photos will inspire you to make the most of your outdoor areas, but keep in mind that all gardens require maintenance. It is important to understand how much time and maintenance it will take to create the look you want. Hiring a professional designer is the first step in creating areas of function and lasting beauty and the initial investment that you will make in hiring a professional will pay off hugely in the long run because you will avoid the costly mistakes of poor planning and/or poor plant selection and placement.