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The Ultimate Outdoor Design Quiz
by Staff
Your garden can and should reflect how you feel about your home. Knowing the basics of outdoor living design can help you create the perfect harmony between your indoor and outdoor settings. Before you begin to plan your living spaces, take our quiz and see if you've got the basic knowledge needed to create that outdoor oasis for you and your family.

What basic design principle should you follow when designing your home's outdoor living space?

  • Pick any style.
  • Continue the style of your home.
  • Pick your favorite style.

Which theme should you choose for your outdoor living space?

  • Choose a fantasy theme.
  • Choose a Western theme.
  • It doesn't matter.

What's a good way to get ideas for designing your outdoor living space?

  • Look at design books.
  • Visit gardens.
  • Both of the above.

Which area of your outdoor living space should be located nearest the house?

  • the eating area
  • the play area
  • the fence area

What should be the focus of your backyard design?

  • the pool
  • the view
  • the patio

Paved surfaces with patterns can be tricky to work out. What is the simplest pattern to choose when using bricks?

  • basket weave
  • diamond square
  • hexagon

Which type of plant will grow best in your garden?

  • oak trees
  • rhododendron bushes
  • plants that are native to your region

How can you incorporate water effects into your garden design?

  • Create an artificial pond.
  • Create an artificial waterfall.
  • both of the above

How can you personalize your outdoor living space?

  • Keep the shape of the plot in mind.
  • Keep the natural landscape in mind.
  • Keep the size of the plot in mind.

How can you improve the soil conditions of your outdoor site?

  • Add sprinklers.
  • Add compost.
  • Add more plants.