In our backyard we have rock cairns. Because we like them.
In our backyard we have two piles of brush. Because the birds and animals like them.
In our backyard we have Mountain Laurel tunnels. Because we like to walk under the canopy when they are blooming.
In our backyard we have benches and tables made from fallen trees. Because we like to sit by the little stream.
In our backyard we have comfortable chairs down in the woods. Because we like to sit there and listen to the birds or watch the dogs at play.
We feel very fortunate in having a wooded backyard with a little creek. Our Wisconsin backyard was professionally landscaped with lots of grass, trees, and planted flowers and shrubs. It was lovely and high maintenance. Now our backyard is landscaped by Mother Nature (with a few additions of our own). It is lovely and low maintenance. And we love it.