Use Repetition Incorporate materials used on your home into your landscape to integrate the two. For example, if you have a stone facade, add a flagstone path. You can do the same thing with brick as well.
(now if there were some way to Create A Slice of Sun! that's what our yard needs more of) Create A Slice of Shade by marthastewart: A simple canopy which goes up in minutes can transform an empty space into a welcoming 'place'.