Many people think that if you want to have a good design in your yard that it is going to be a huge pain to keep up. This can be true of many yards, but it does not always have to be the case. This backyard landscape is a great example of a nice yard with cool elements, but that is clearly easy to maintain. First of all, using bark dust is a smart way to go when you need to keep the maintenance low. Also, if you look at the bushes they put in, you will see that these are low maintenance bushes that probably only need a trim once every six months or so.