Design with Microclimate. For example, in a naturalistic garden, like that pictured above, you could use vegetation or your house as the windbreak and a wooden fence as the south-facing wall. And in a modern style garden, like the one pictured here, the walls could be covered in vines. The same principles can be applied to a larger area as well. The elegantly simple design of the outdoor café in the picture at the top of this post creates a very pleasant sun catch in which to linger and sip a leisurely espresso. You’ll enjoy the warmth of your sun-catch every spring and as a bonus it’ll also provide a warm retreat on cool fall days.