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10 Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis

We asked Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles, who’s known for this lush, low-fuss gardens, to share his secrets for turning any yard into a tropical retreat.

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5. Go (Almost) Overboard With Green

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5. Go (Almost) Overboard With Green

“You can’t have too much,” Raymond says. “It has a calming, cooling effect, especially in tropical climates, where the sun is so hot.” To make your space visually more interesting, use various shades of green and create texture by mixing leaves in different sizes and shapes, such as low-lying, fernlike palms with the large, broad leaves of philodendrons.

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