I like the arch idea. It would be an inexpensive way to create an arch to hang birdfeeders or grow and ivy or morning glories over.
debora carl landscape design contemporary landscape Stone and plant boarder along house. Bring boarder out into yard past stepping stones to create the illusion that the stepping stones are "floating".
I love the dark raised garden beds, pebble edges and wood plank path. Very clean and modern while still being very functional.