As architectural elements, plants are pretty much exterior design mainstays in many homes. Foliage of the right height, thickness, and arrangement ensures privacy and offers protection from the glare of the sun.
Whether your home has a decidedly contemporary look or a rustic design, the right plants can create a natural fence, a backdrop for your garden, and a complementary canvas around your pool. You can use ornamental grasses, flowery or fruit-bearing shrubberies, or even trees. You can mix and match plant sizes and colours to create a lively, eye-catching outdoor scene in your backyard.