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Landscaping Ideas for Your Backyard

Posted August 15, 2016

Some people think that deciding to improve your backyard or patio involves a huge amount of money. Sure, it’s a big project, but you must remember that the point is not to overwhelm – just to improve. If you’re looking for simple backyard landscaping ideas, or if you are working on a tight-budget, then these ideas are for you:

 

Pavers

Would you believe that you can actually improve your backyard just by adding pavers? It’s true! You can turn your garden path into a series of mini patios just by using large islands of flagstone. You can choose to have them separated by ribbons of thick turf for a more dramatic effect. The paved pieces will act as a stable garden walkway, and at the same time, the paved pieces will be perfect for outdoor seating options should you decide to host a big party!

 

Water Features

If your backyard has a water or drainage problem that causes land erosion, then you can actually capitalize on it and turn the area into a water feature instead. You can choose to have the area excavated and transformed into a landscaping focal point. Instead of worrying every time you hear running water, you can now instead relax!

 

Planting Beds

If you have a deck, one idea is to soften it. You can improve the view from below an existing deck by adding some planting beds. This camouflages the leggy supports of your deck. You may also choose to plant flower borders around the base of the deck and its stairway. This way, you get to hide the deck’s underbelly, and you also allow for more color to pop all throughout the summer.

 

Level Space

If your backyard comes with a flat area, you can choose to give that flat area a makeover. A drab, level space can be turned into a beautiful stage! You can choose to haul in tons of fresh soil that can create a two-level outdoor stage. This is a perfect spot for your sophisticated outdoor patio furniture. You can also choose to plant flowers and other tropical that may provide a sense of additional height to your landscape.

 

Entryway

‘First impressions count’, and they do! This is why it is essential to pay special attention to your backyard’s entrance. You don’t want to ruin a great view by having a rusty gate or a muddy path as the first things you or your guests can see, right? You may choose to put arbors and stone patios to create a welcoming doorway for your family and friends.

 

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