Backyard Getaway

Who needs a resort vacation when your own home is an idyllic retreat?
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Warm-weather weekends don’t get much better than this—a comfy poolside perch and a perfectly grilled meal shared with your closest family and friends. Four-legged ones included.

Design the garden of your dreams

The websites of many landscape design firms in and around Bergen County include inspiring “galleries” that can help you shape your outdoor space. Here’s a sampling:

Arapahoe Landscape Contractors
arapahoelandscaping.com

B&B Pool and Spa Center
bbpoolandspa.com

Bergen Brick, Stone & Tile
bergenbrick.com

Cipriano Landscape Design
njcustomswimmingpools.com

Greenland Landscape
greenlandlandscape.com

Pennella’s Landscape Designs
pennellaslandscape.com

Thomas Flint Landscape Design & Development
thomasflintlandscape.com

Todé, the Artistry of Landscape
todelandscape.com

Fireside cocktails aren’t just for wintertime. If you can spare the space, consider creating a cozy “living room”—perhaps under a shady pergola—for entertaining guests or simply winding down on a cool summer night.

Tall, graceful arches can be used to define areas of your property as well as to add height. When planted with climbing vines they also provide dappled shade and privacy for peaceful pursuits.

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