Here are two renderings of our backyard here in Summerlin, (Northwest Las Vegas). Homes are quite large here but the yards, admittedly, are very small, mainly due to water conservation laws.
I modelled the house first in AutoCAD R14 and made the final renderings with AccuRender 3.0. Some of the textures like glass were a bit tricky. I tried but I just coudn't install the patio paving stones as neatly as the virtual ones.
Looking West, La Madre mountain would normally loom in the distance.