A pergola and lush plantings warmed up this backyard. Even a small yard can extend one's living space and enjoyment of the seasons — by reducing the lawn, planting perennials and building a pergola, this space became personal and inviting. Layers of foliage and a simple water feature soften neighborhood noise and beckon birds. The new elements also make this space appear larger. The addition of trees, structures and climbing foliage creates layers for the eye, giving the illusion of more than what's really there. r o o s t landscapes specializes in bringing these ideas to life, with the goals of easy care, conserving resources and creating habitat. If your home is your sanctuary, your garden can be, too.