It is so refreshing to return to simple yards after looking at many big, expensive yard designs. It is really important to remember how much beauty there is in simplicity, and frankly I forget how intense those giant, elaborate yards can be. I imagine they are really hard to maintain. With something like this design, though, you have ease of maintenance, and a beautiful, minimalist design. Turns out all you need is a well manicured lawn and a couple of little trees and bushes and you have yourself a lovely little yard. This designer was smart, and used the pace well.