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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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Small Backyard Landscape

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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Small Backyard Landscape

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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Small Backyard Landscape

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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Small Backyard Landscape

Backyard is that kind of cozy and charming places for relaxing, reading, sunning, grilling, gardening and entertaining with your family. Even if your backyard is small it also can be very comfortable and inviting. Having a small backyard does not mean your backyard landscaping options are few. Take a look at these pictures we have collected below, and you will get inspired how to make your backyard look spacious, and how to incorporate all of the elements(plants, water features, outdoor furniture…) that you want into such a small space.
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Small Backyard Landscape

Create Small Backyard Zones This small yard landscaping idea may seem contradictory, but we promise it works: Break up open areas of a small space so it feels larger. Here, different furniture groupings and paths divides a small backyard landscape into attractive and restful seating nooks. Add a garden in your yard with our free garden plans!

Streamline a Small Backyard Reducing visual clutter is another small backyard landscaping idea that helps to create a sense of calm and order. The easiest way to do that is to maintain a rigorous devotion to either just a few plants, or just one color. Here, hydrangeas and boxwood line a path to a small deck in the backyard.
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Create One-of-a-Kind Small-Space Vertical Features Create a sense of uniqueness with a series of small space landscape garden ideas. They’ll help your small garden landscape feel bigger. Espaliering is one trick that looks complicated, but is actually easier than you think, and elegant, too. Use it to dress up a plain shed or house wall in a small backyard. Learn more on creating garden rooms.
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Create a Small Backyard Destination The highlight of this small garden landscape is a firepit with welcoming chairs. Placing the seating spot just off a paved patio, as well as creating a secondary seating spot near the fence, helps the small backyard feel more spacious. See our pergola slideshow for more ideas!
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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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Create a sense of uniqueness with a series of small space landscape garden ideas. They’ll help your small garden landscape feel bigger. Espaliering is one trick that looks complicated, but is actually easier than you think, and elegant, too. Use it to dress up a plain shed or house wall in a small backyard.
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If you have a boring, flat backyard, consider giving it a dramatic makeover. This once drab, level space was given a new lease on life after the homeowners developed a backyard landscape design that involved hauling in tons of fresh soil to create a two-level outdoor stage. They also planted a living curtain of tropicals that provide a sense of added height to the landscape.
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Set the Stage If you have a boring, flat backyard, consider giving it a dramatic makeover. This once drab, level space was given a new lease on life after the homeowners developed a backyard landscape design that involved hauling in tons of fresh soil to create a two-level outdoor stage. They also planted a living curtain of tropicals that provide a sense of added height to the landscape.
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Conquer Dead Landscape Nooks In a small space backyard, it’s easy to ignore the areas that don’t get a lot of immediate or streetside view—such as corners by a house or garage. Turn those spots into unexpected focal points, with this small backyard idea: Add a centerpiece tree, an oversize container, and flowers and foliage plants for interest.
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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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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.
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Take Advantage of Foliage and Texture Big, bold tropical plants create a lush feel, especially in a small landscape. Their large leaves can change the scale of a small backyard to help it feel larger, and their unusual shape helps to boost the “cool” factor of the area. Want more? See our ideas for utilizing small spaces. Don’t miss our collection of free small-space garden plans!
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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.
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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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This small yard landscaping idea may seem contradictory, but we promise it works: Break up open areas of a small space so it feels larger. Here, different furniture groupings and paths divides a small backyard landscape into attractive and restful seating nooks.
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Long, straight lines trick you into thinking a small yard or small garden landscape is bigger than it is. To take full advantage of this illusion, subtly slant the far end of the lines toward one another and create a focal point. In this small backyard idea, a fence does the job and is enhanced by repeating rows of flowers and a pergola.
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Use the Power of Perspective Long, straight lines trick you into thinking a small yard or small garden landscape is bigger than it is. To take full advantage of this illusion, subtly slant the far end of the lines toward one another and create a focal point. In this small backyard idea, a fence does the job and is enhanced by repeating rows of flowers and a pergola. Like this lawn? Get more inspiration with our Lawn Design Tips! Check out our lawn-care guide.
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Boost the Backyard Interest Sometimes the best small yard landscaping idea is mix it up with unexpected elements that offer dramatic visual relief. Here, the mixture of paving materials, lawn, hardscape, and container plantings adds enough interest to a small back yard garden that you hardly notice the landscape’s size. See our gallery of garden path ideas. Check out this front yard small-space landscaping plan.

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