Herr M, our landlady's husband, is a Master Gardener and owns a landscaping business. As a result, our apartment's garden is absolutely gorgeous.
As it is our first year, everything that comes up is a delightful surprise. The garden is planned in such a way with perennials that something new pops up on a regular basis. Just requires a bit of weeding to maintain it.
We are going today to find a grill, outdoor table and chairs and perhaps even a chaise lounge or two. Now that it is cute skirts and short-sleeved shirts weather, it would be fabulous to put some burgers on the grill then sit back and sip margaritas while watching the sailboats on the lake.
Doesn't get much better than this!