One of the things to think about when it comes to backyard landscaping is what the overall upkeep is going to cost you in the long term. For example, if you need to do a ton of landscaping over time then it is going to cost you a pretty penny. But if you do something like they did with this design, then your costs will be dramatically reduced. For example, the paved porch and bark dust means that you will not be looking at lawn care costs. The trees and bushes are also the type that do not grow out of control, and are easy to maintain with some large yard clippers.