INSPIRING YARD TRANSFORMATIONS

Quality landscaping can add value to a home and increase it chances of being sold -- especially in today's difficult market.

(Image credit: Larry Weaner Landscape Design Associates)

Quality landscaping can add value to a home and increase it chances of being sold -- especially in today's difficult market. But a yard makeover is not cheap. That's why it's important to know what features are worth the money (opens in new tab). And you can also conserve water and cut costs with waterwise landscaping (opens in new tab) that incorporates drought-tolerant plants and cuts down on the size of a water-thirsty lawn.

Here are eight examples of inspiring yard renovations, with before and after photos. We cover everything from small city courtyards to expansive estates. Some of the projects feature waterwise landscaping. Yes, the last example is quite expensive. But perhaps it will give you some extra ideas for your own yard. The slide show begins with the navigation bar to your right:

By Cameron Huddleston