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.
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?
Paved surfaces with patterns can be tricky to work out. What is the simplest pattern to choose when using bricks?
Which type of plant will grow best in your garden?
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?