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Want that dreamy, beach vacation vibe, but don’t want to leave your home? Turning your backyard into a resort-like oasis is easier than you might think—with a few upgrades, you and your guests will feel like you’ve left the country. In this article, we’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need to make your backyard look impressive and beautiful, just like a resort.

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  1. Use plant pots to add color and ambiance to your backyard. Tropical plants automatically give your yard an island look and feel. You can amp that up by putting them in large, colorful pots and arranging them around your patio or yard. This is a great way to add color and texture to a small backyard, too![7] Go for plants like:
    • Anthurium
    • Caladium
    • Elephant Ear
    • Canna Lily
    • Bromeliad
    • You can put tiers of plants. For example, put a line of medium plants that are 30 inches, such as lavender.[8]
    • Then put a line of lower plants that are 12 inches, such as lambs ears.[9]
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    How can I keep my grass green during the winter?
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    Rob Litman is a Landscaper, General Contractor, and the CEO of Vitoli Inc., a landscaping, hardscaping, ecoscaping, and swimming pool design company in Los Angeles, California. With over 20 years of experience in construction, Rob specializes in energy-efficient and drought-tolerant landscaping. He holds General Building Contractor (Class B) and Registered Pool/Spa Contractor Licenses. In 2007, Rob won House of the Year in Gardena, California.
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    All grasses go dormant from October through February, so it's natural for grass to lose its color. There's only one type of grass that doesn't turn yellow in winter, and it's called marathon. It actually comes in two varieties: marathon one and marathon two. The best solution is to get a bag of winter rye from your local gardening store. Spread it out over your yard, and it'll bloom green for about 6 months. Your lawn will look green over winter, and your grass can grow back in the spring.
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      This article was co-authored by Rob Litman and by wikiHow staff writer, Hannah Madden. Rob Litman is a Landscaper, General Contractor, and the CEO of Vitoli Inc., a landscaping, hardscaping, ecoscaping, and swimming pool design company in Los Angeles, California. With over 20 years of experience in construction, Rob specializes in energy-efficient and drought-tolerant landscaping. He holds General Building Contractor (Class B) and Registered Pool/Spa Contractor Licenses. In 2007, Rob won House of the Year in Gardena, California. This article has been viewed 4,772 times.
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