We recently did a whole backyard make over! Our clients had lived in their home for a number of years and now that they were empty nesters, they wanted a peaceful spot outside just for them. The backyard had become overgrown, shady with older trees, and not very inviting. After carefully thinning the canopy of trees to light in just a tad more sun, we removed the old and gangly plant material and installed new shrubs and perennials. Our goal was to have backyard color through out the year.