Design Moves That Give a Flat Yard More Depth or Height

Sunken patios, stacked beds, berms and other features add interest to outdoor spaces.

Rises and dips in a landscape’s topography can draw the eye, creating a dramatic, dynamic view. Many of us, however, contend with an almost flat garden plot since the typical urban or suburban lot doesn’t feature much in the way of level changes. For inspiration, take a look at these nine ways designers on Houzz have built up or dug down (or just created that illusion) to bring flat ground to new heights.
 February 17, 2019
Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset’s Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR.

Leave a Reply