Backyard Garden Ideas

Backyard Garden Ideas

Subtle Terracing in Backyard This backyard benefits from the subtle use of various textures on its terraces that ups the excitement level. A dramatic wall gives a feeling of enclosure and privacy, a great solution when neighbors might be close. Water Features Adds Interest to Backyard Landscape Creating a naturalistic stream and waterfall adds movement, noise and wildlife to the backyard landscape that will be enjoyed by the entire family. Contemporary Tiers Terraced tiers evoke a sense of peace, excitement, and interest in this urban backyard. The modern bench in the corner makes an ideal place to pause and take in the space and the reflections in the mirrored wall. Create an Easy Backyard Playhouse A colorful summer teepee creates a backyard summer playhouse for children to enjoy from spring through fall. Backyard Vegetable Garden A well planned backyard vegetable garden plot can yield a bountiful harvest of vegetables from spring into fall. A variety of crops, such as tomatoes, squash and herbs, will flourish in a well watered and sunny spot. Personal Space Bamboo rolls are used to run vertically with black painted lattice, creating a tranquil Japanese theme in this private backyard garden. Something Useful for a Backyard A small backyard greenhouse is a good spot to start early vegetables and flowers. Once the weather warms, the door and windows can be left open to increase airflow. Backyard Transformed Into Living Room Sanctuary An urban backyard is transformed into a living family sanctuary that features an area for dining, lounging and playing. Create Spaces for Children and Adults to Enjoy Use an imaginative design to make the most of available backyard space. Create privacy with tall fences, rather than borders. Integrate features such as built in seating with raised beds and plant with aromatic herbs to create a scented relaxation area. Garden Family Room If you have a large backyard, you may have room for an outbuilding to use as a guest room, playhouse or private retreat. Furnish it with comfortable furniture to create a relaxing home away from home. Courtyard Garden A level backyard lends itself to a courtyard effect and multiple outdoor “rooms.” Steep and Shady What some homeowners would see as deficits—a sloped and shady backyard—these homeowners have turned into assets. This tranquil, restful escape from busy city life features a path that winds through groves of ‘Knock Out’ roses, butterfly bushes, azaleas and areas of visual interest, from a koi pond to a bird bath, along the way. A Newfangled Answer to the Back Deck Old and new architectural styles combine in this striking backyard Southern pavilion. The focal point (#1) is the striking fireplace. A woven, seagrass rug (#2) softens the space. Water-resistant furniture (#3) makes sense in this space exposed to the elements. Swim by Firelight Fancy a swim under the stars or how about a dip in a pool lit only by the light of a firewall? Family-Friendly Backyards Create a backyard that both adults and children can enjoy. Areas for both play and relaxation will work for all ages, if the space is well designed. Water Works Exotic foliage surrounds the edges of this small backyard pond. Backyard Pond Is a Tranquil Garden Feature A pond can be a beautiful, calming feature in a backyard if the space is large enough. It will help attract wildlife and a variety of surrounding plants can be used to offer color and texture. Surround a Backyard Grill With Beauty Entertaining in the backyard is a favorite pastime of family and friends. A patio can easily be adapted for an outdoor eating area by adding a grill, table and chairs. Long and Winding Path A winding backyard path is the perfect way to explore the many different areas of the yard. The path can go from the house, past a dining table, to a shed and around to a play area, all surrounded by plantings. Secret Hideaway Concrete leaf stepping stones lead the way to a backyard playhouse. Deck the Yard Wood decking is a way to make a small backyard space warm and inviting. It creates a sophisticated look for an outdoor living and dining area right outside the home. Live in the Trees Is your backyard is graced with large, sturdy trees? Then maybe what you need is a treehouse. DIY designs range from simple, open-air decks to fully-finished spaces complete with plumbing and electricity. Add a Fire Pit Fire pits create a wonderful focal point for an outdoor gathering space and add warmth to backyard gatherings on cool evenings. From: J.R. Kramer Shady Retreat Landscape designer Jamie Durie removed the lawn from a shady backyard and then filled the space with tropical plants, a floating lounge and a daybed. Moss Garden Moss gardens mean even shade is no deterrent to green. Moss makes a beautiful border in this Japanese garden and requires no mowing, leaving more time for meditation.
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Backyard Garden Ideas

BHG.com Gardening Landscaping Landscape Basics Backyard Landscaping Ideas Developing backyard landscaping ideas can seem like a big project, but coming up with great backyard landscaping designs doesn’t have to overwhelm. Looking for ways to give your backyard a makeover? Whether you’re looking for simple backyard landscaping ideas, backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, or a complete overhaul of your backyard design, check out these cool backyard landscaping ideas. By Doug Jimerson Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More
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Backyard Garden Ideas

Backyard Landscaping Ideas Developing backyard landscaping ideas can seem like a big project, but coming up with great backyard landscaping designs doesn’t have to overwhelm. Looking for ways to give your backyard a makeover? Whether you’re looking for simple backyard landscaping ideas, backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, or a complete overhaul of your backyard design, check out these cool backyard landscaping ideas. By Doug Jimerson
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Backyard Garden Ideas

Backyard Landscaping Ideas Developing backyard landscaping ideas can seem like a big project, but coming up with great backyard landscaping designs doesn’t have to overwhelm. Looking for ways to give your backyard a makeover? Whether you’re looking for simple backyard landscaping ideas, backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, or a complete overhaul of your backyard design, check out these cool backyard landscaping ideas.
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Backyard Garden Ideas

Developing backyard landscaping ideas can seem like a big project, but coming up with great backyard landscaping designs doesn’t have to overwhelm. Looking for ways to give your backyard a makeover? Whether you’re looking for simple backyard landscaping ideas, backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, or a complete overhaul of your backyard design, check out these cool backyard landscaping ideas.
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Backyard Garden Ideas

Old World, Meet New A beautiful wall with Spanish arches serves as the backdrop for this gorgeous backyard lounge area. (Design by Jamie Durie) From: Jamie Durie Find Your Zen A small meditation room looks out on a grassy lawn contained by a colorful perennial bed. (Design by Joan Grabel) Have a Seat A pergola and vigorous container plants create a cool, shady spot to hang out on a hot summer day. (Design by Joan Grabel) Smell the Roses Climbing roses and statues define this sanctuary and separate it from the rest of the yard. (Design by Scott Cohen) Pull Up a (Vintage) Chair Four redwood posts and decomposed-granite flooring define a sitting area within this small garden. (Design by Pam Berstler) Visit the Tropics This small garden maximizes usable space and creates the feeling of a tropical hideaway. The anchor plant in the right bed, Japanese fiber banana (Musa basjoo) is hardy to USDA Zone 6. (Design by Heather Hardcastle) Grassy Oasis At the beach, where sand usually rules, this rooftop garden offers a welcome oasis of soft, green grass. (Design by Pamela Berstler) Transform an Entry A small side entry is transformed into usable garden space with a stylish pergola that blocks the view of second-story neighbors and creates sufficient shade for the large windows. (Design by Pamela Berstler) Take in the View A path carved into the side of a hill leads to a rustic bench and this quiet garden spot. (Design by Patricia Thernell) Steps Away Old World-style stairs guide visitors through lush gardens to a secluded sitting area. (Design by Bruce Meeks) Meditate in Style In this garden, a simple stone bench provides a place to be still and enjoy the play of light and shadow. (Design by Pat Wagner) Tame the Weeds A sloping, weedy backyard became three levels of very usable space in this beautiful makeover. (Design by John Black)
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Backyard Garden Ideas

Inviting entrance An arbor supporting summer-blooming clematis and honeysuckle leads to a prairie garden in this Illinois backyard. Twig chairs and a sculpture made from old garden and farm implements add whimsy. Read more about this garden. Tags: Garden, Garden Design, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer, Outdoor Living
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Backyard Garden Ideas

Include a Shed in Your Backyard Design Every backyard should include a garden shed to store tools, equipment, and pots. Why not build or buy a wooden shed that can be customized to meet your needs? They can include a potting bench, storage area, and even a spot for entertaining or relaxing. Plus they can be painted to complement your home. In this pretty backyard, a small shed with French doors becomes a garden focal point. Get inspiration for building your own shed.