This is a backyard that is simple, but nicely landscaped with a patio, lawn area, and planting beds. Everything here is in scale and not overcrowded, not too much. Overdoing it in a garden is something that is easy to forget. Try to keep to scale!
Reuse an old tree to make a log pathway in your garden. Good use of "yard" trees and other wood that can't be milled; works much better in climates without termites. Good drainage under the log rounds will make the path last longer.
I love it when I stumble onto a genius idea that I can implement in seconds, and that& totally handy. This wine cork recycling project is one of those genius ideas. It takes one man& junk and turns it into a treasure for gardeners! Now I don& drink.