My own suburban Eden
I own a very small two-bedroom house which has an even smaller L-shaped back yard. After buying the house and struggling to make the grass grow under the shade trees I finally decided to dig a pond and surround it with gravel and potted plants.
After several years of enjoying the pond, the waterfall and adding some fish, I felt an ongoing desire to "swim" in the pond on the hot Texas summer days.
Finally, early in 2010 I changed the pond into an in-ground spa-ool that can be heated in winter, and still enjoyed in summer.
I have done all the landscaping of my yard myself and it is relatively maintenance free.
3 of 12: Digging out the spa-ool in the same shape and size as the fish pond, but deeper and includes a seat.
7 of 12: The rocks and boulders that surrounded the fish pond are retained and used to "frame" the edge of the spa-ool