Thoughtful landscape design is the key to creating an outdoor space that truly revitalizes and inspires you, whether you have a small courtyard in an urban area or a sprawling country estate. Everything from the type of grass to the design of the flower beds and the hard surface contributes to how you use the space – and how often. To help you transform your own patio, garden, yard and more, we’ve gathered inspiring landscaping ideas and examples that really make the most of their natural surroundings. Search the list for answers to your own design dilemmas, and you may come across some unexpected ideas along the way. (And if you’re looking for a simple guide to help you come up with a landscape design from scratch, keep reading to the end.) These outdoor spaces will pave the way for better landscape design for all sizes, styles and regions.