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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 Landscaping 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 Landscaping 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 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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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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Let the Water Flow If your backyard has a drainage problem that causes runoff and erosion, capitalize on the problem and turn the area into a water feature. Here, the homeowners struggled with a low, damp spot for years until they excavated the area and transformed the problem into a landscaping focal point. Now, when they hear the sound of running water they can relax instead of worrying that their backyard is washing away. Have a small backyard but love water? See how to make a container water feature!
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Landscape Around an Eyesore It’s hard to believe, but the only view this backyard once had was of an old, oversize shed door that was falling off its hinges. Instead of living with the eyesore, the family tore down the door and covered the opening with a series of handsome vintage shutters. Backyard landscaping idea: Add a pretty, weatherproof table that does double duty as a plant stand and buffet for food and drinks when friends stop by for a backyard party.
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It’s hard to believe, but the only view this backyard once had was of an old, oversize shed door that was falling off its hinges. Instead of living with the eyesore, the family tore down the door and covered the opening with a series of handsome vintage shutters. Backyard landscaping idea: Add a pretty, weatherproof table that does double duty as a plant stand and buffet for food and drinks when friends stop by for a backyard party.

Backyard landscaping ideas can be as easy as adding pavers. Turn a garden path into a series of mini patios by using large islands of flagstone separated by ribbons of thick turf. In this backyard, the paved pieces have two functions: They act as a handsome and stable garden walkway, and they are large enough to handle outdoor seating when the family hosts a large party.

Play with Pavers Backyard landscaping ideas can be as easy as adding pavers. Turn a garden path into a series of mini patios by using large islands of flagstone separated by ribbons of thick turf. In this backyard, the paved pieces have two functions: They act as a handsome and stable garden walkway, and they are large enough to handle outdoor seating when the family hosts a large party. Learn how to pick the perfect patio pavers.
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Sink Your Patio There’s something really inviting about a sunken garden or patio. If you have a sloping backyard, consider carving out a section to create a private retreat. Here, the homeowners terraced their backyard hillside and added a brick patio below grade level. A stacked stonewall keeps the hillside in place and provides extra seating. Get inspired by our backyard patio ideas.

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