Stunning garden design is inexpensive with the smart ideas Kentucky garden designer Jon Carloftis used to transform his backyard.
Photo: Van Chaplin
A few steps past the fountain (also accessible to the gravel courtyard) lies a small, hidden-away lawn. This part of the yard used to be completely open to the neighbors. Jon and Dale added an inexpensive privacy fence to the perimeter. Then they planted trees, shrubs, and perennials in front of it. Today, you can see neither fence nor neighbor. Jon’s dogs love playing on the grass. Friends and neighbors like sitting out on the tiny green oasis too.