Landscaping ideas for a backyard is a wide topic. Each individual has their own vision of what they want to achieve with their outdoor living space. Starting with defining what your primary theme of purpose is for your backyard is a great first step. Our landscaping team, including landscape designer, will work with you to create a design thats answers function, supports scenic visuals from key lounging areas and has a design flow that is appealing while implementing all of the landscaping features you want in your backyard.
Landscaping Ideas for your Backyard
Backyard Landscaping with a Sports or Activity Theme
There is a trend with backyard landscaping that has now become more focused on family activities. Your backyard is a safe place to gather with family and no better place to provide entertainment for kids of all ages. We are seeing backyard basketball / sports courts being a popular addition to the yard. These sports courts commonly have a basketball net or two but also become a play area for soccer, hockey and even for small children's toys to pedal around.
For smaller children, play areas can be developed with rubber tiles to allow for a soft landing, low maintenance entertainment area for play time.
Large lawn areas always provide a canvas for many activities including bean bag toss, lawn darts and soccer practice. Golfing, especially with synthetic turf putting greens, has become a popular landscaping feature and service we offer and has brought many positive reviews from families about an activity everyone of all ages can do. Some of our installed putting greens also have chipping areas installed so you can not only master your putting, you can also practice your approach shots.
With the advancement of technology for swimming pools, a play pool will give your family the ability to swim laps for exercise or get the whole family in the pool for volleyball. Play pools are more shallow on both ends and deeper in the middle allowing more sporting types of activities.
Sports & Activities Photos - Landscaping Ideas for your backyard
Backyard landscaping with a focus on peace privacy and relaxation
Your backyard can be your getaway without leaving your yard. There are many landscaping services we offer that will help you accomplish your peaceful backyard space.
The peaceful sounds of water in your backyard with a stream or waterfall
The sound of water brings an immediate feel of relaxation. Depending on the water feature you choose to add to your yard, you will most likely attract birds which adds to the sound of nature and relaxation.
Streams and waterfalls can be designed in almost any size and can become a major focal point in your yard or you could choose a smaller corner type feature which would have a much smaller footprint. Waterfalls are also available with small ponds and can have the same desired peaceful sights and sounds as a larger stream.
Waterfall and Stream Photos - Landscaping Ideas for your backyard
A focal point in your landscaping with a backyard water fountain
Traditional water fountains or pond-less water fountains can be another option to provide the peaceful sounds of trickling water with a sense of style. Bubble rock or Basalt fountains often look great as a feature in the yard standing at different heights. The water recirculates through an installed pump and the water just continues to bubble and cascade down the rock face.
Water Fountain Photos - Landscaping Ideas for your backyard
Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining
Backyard landscaping ideas often include an outdoor grill. Whether you design a new deck with a gas line for your grill or create an outdoor kitchen space, there are many options for you to not only cook outside but have family meals. Designing your cooking spaces to limit your trips back inside the house for supplies will make your outdoor living space more enjoyable. There are many options for outdoor kitchen areas which include cooking, refrigeration, storage and more.
Cooking structures can be as simple as a grill, refrigeration and storage enclosed in a stone structure with counter tops for prep. Often if privacy is another focus in your yard, you can combine these outdoor kitchen spaces with a taller outdoor fireplace structure. These structures can make your outdoor living spaces that much more enjoyable as they can bring privacy, heat on cold evening and a wind block.