The landscape of a front or back yard can define the whole personality of your home. There are so many landscaping ideas out there; it can be overwhelming to choose what to do with your outdoor space. Below are a few suggestions that will inspire you in your planning process.
Dense Shrubbery For Privacy
If you live in an area like the suburbs where houses are built close to each other, this s a great landscaping idea. The feeling of a private backyard can be achieved in many different ways, but here are a few:
Hedges are a very common landscaping tool that homeowners use for privacy because they are very dense. You can buy hedges as saplings and line them up along the perimeter of your yard and watch them grow to your desired height.
Adding hedges can completely transform a yard and be shaped in any way you choose, leaving room for creativity.
If your home already has pre-existing trees, these will help add privacy to your yard. If you desire more privacy, rows of cypress or spruce trees will fill in gaps nicely.
The best trees to use in this circumstance are ones that grow quickly. Spruce trees, which are usually very common in mountainous areas, grow relatively quickly and provide a pleasant scent as well as privacy. Cypress trees, depending on the type, can grow tall and wide and provide both shade and privacy to any backyard.
Ivy or Other Climbing Plant
If your backyard is blocked off by a fence, climbing plants are a great option to fill in the cracks of the fence and keep wandering eyes from peeking into your space. A benefit of plants like ivy is that they can grow quite quickly.
This addition is not only inexpensive, but it also adds a lovely, earthy aesthetic to your yard.
The goal of a private backyard is achievable but takes time and patience. This is the best option for homeowners who know that they are going to be in their homes for many years to come.
Modern Poolside Lounging Area
Living in a warmer climate almost guarantees that you will have a pool in the backyard. If you are considering installing a swimming pool in your backyard, a modern, rectangular shape with white concrete or marble siding will make your backyard feel luxurious.
Paired with sleek lounging chairs and a dining set, your backyard will be a great space for summer pool parties and serene morning swims.
Central Fire Pit Backyard
A backyard with a fire pit is a fantastic landscape feature that is guaranteed to get lots of use. There are many different types of fire pits to choose from depending on your design style and aesthetic.
A fire pit built into the ground can be used to throw firewood into and burn real fires year-round. Another option is a gas firepit. These types are perfectly designed to be centerpieces in a backyard landscape and do not burn using real wood. Most of the time, they use fireglass stones that are spread out over the gas pipe. The cool thing about these tempered fireglass stones is that they don’t burn or get misshapen, no matter how hot they get. They come in many different colors, so they can match whatever design fits your style.
Water features are one of the most popular ways to boost your home’s curb appeal because they signify a level of elegance and style. Here are a few different types of water features that you can add to your yard landscape.
What is more relaxing than a small pond full of colorful fish? A Koi pond is and has been a signature feature in many successful landscapes. As long as you are willing to be a good fish parent, this is a great option to take your yard to the next level.
Water fountains are always a classic addition to a yard, and the sound of the water trickling down adds to the calm atmosphere of an outdoor space.
Flower Beds and A Garden
Flower beds or vegetable gardens instantly add character to a yard and provide the dual purpose of providing fresh food and flowers to use in the home. Leaving space for a few flower beds along the perimeter of the house will make the house look well-groomed.
A vegetable or herb garden adds a pop of color to a yard and creates a fun project for a family. Everyone can participate in the planting, growing, and harvesting of fresh vegetables.
A Space For Entertainers
Pizza ovens have grown in popularity in the last few years as a backyard feature. They are great for entertaining because guests can make their own personal pizzas and then throw them in and watch them cook, all while relaxing outdoors.
A grill is always an essential element in an entertainer’s backyard. It makes the yard an extension of the kitchen and offers a gathering place where guests can gather around to discuss the food that is being cooked.
Both a grill and a pizza oven can be installed in an outdoor kitchen, along with a sink and a bar top. This kind of construction will make the landscape of your backyard much more appealing.
Long Tuscan Table
A Tuscan-style table is characterized by being long and skinny and made explicitly for the outdoors. This type of table can be produced by buying multiple shortest tables and pushing them all together.
This is the perfect kind of table for outdoor entertaining because it allows everyone to sit at the same table. It can be paired with a lot of foldable wooden chairs and easily stowed away when not entertaining.
A pergola is a type of canopy, usually made out of wood, that can be built in a backyard to serve as a type of canopy over a section of the yard.
A pergola, as an extension of the living room or kitchen, adds a lot of value to a home. Whether you build a pergola off the side of the house or use it as a centerpiece of the yard, it gives the space a nice, homey feel.
Many people choose to build a pergola to give some protection to outdoor furniture or an outdoor grill. It also gives structure to the backyard and allows a space for guests to gather and talk.
The best landscapes are the ones that are curated by the homeowner and show off the personality of the home. This list will give you an idea of what kind of personality you want for your yard. Now it’s time for you to go out and begin your landscaping project.