This is a great yard that has immense privacy and a wonderful rustic feel. What works is that it is not perfect. If you want a yard that gives a great sense of the outdoors then what you want to do is actually let things grow a bit, and don’t be too hasty in manicuring the yard. Now, you of course do not want the grass to get overgrown, or for any of the bushes to take over and obscure other elements. So, I guess I would say that it is a fine balance between letting things grow and letting things get out of hand.