Beautify Your Yard for Summer

As summer quickly approaches that means more backyard activities and for many, now is the time to consider how to beautify the yard. Not sure where to begin? Well Better Homes and Gardens put together a list of tips and here are our favorites: First, they say container gardens aren't limited to annuals and say trees and shrubs can be incorporated into container gardens to make a bold impact.

Another great idea? Use perennials that self-seed for a low maintenance flowerbed that lets "nature do the arranging."

Finally, they describe the impact of clean and simple landscape design, something we love about Distinctive Sammamish Living: