Beautiful backyard design with planters, flowers, brick tiles and pool

Large planters: Pick pots made of resin—light enough to move around and also resilient. Find similar ones at RH Atlanta, The Gallery at The Estate in Buckhead.
3030 Peachtree Rd. NE., Atlanta or

Saltwater pool: This nearly 5-foot dunk pool is perfect for cooling off. Custom built by Bennett Design & Landscape, it can be heated in the winter and comes with a bench for casual seating. 2310 Clyde Dr., Atlanta 

Chairs: These water-resistant patio seats are comfy and can be customized! Get your own Kingsley Bate Amalfi Lounge Chairs at AuthenTEAK. 1094 Huff Rd., Atlanta or

Tile: Custom cut and lined with dwarf mondo grass, this hardscape is low maintenance and visually intriguing. Craft a similar look in porcelain stone at Tremron Atlanta Design Center. 5555 Oakbrook Pkwy., Ste. 180., Norcross or

Tips For a Fresh Fall Landscape

• Change it up: Line your flower beds with evergreens like these boxwood hedges and rotate seasonal flowering flora in the middle to create beautiful “color beds.” Swap drought-tolerant orange coleus for frost-resistant pansies, violas, or snapdragons.

• Matter matters: Each time you replant, add organic matter to the garden bed. Good organic soils often include chicken manure and pine bark river sand, which provide nutrients and aid with drainage.

• Plan ahead: Fall is the perfect time to prep spring bulbs. For the best blooms, place tulip and daffodil bulbs deep, at least 8 inches down, and cover with soil and mulch. Expect to see these beauties in about six months.

• Garden ingredients: Replace summer herbs like basil and dill and plant frost-tolerant plate additions like parsley, kale, and rosemary.  


David Bennett headshotDavid Bennett

Owner of Bennett Design & Landscape, a landscape design firm that specializes in creating landscape solutions for Intown homeowners.

The landscape architect describes his design philosophy as classic with modern updates. With each project, he aims to tie in the home’s architecture with design elements that best serve the needs of his clients.