Backyard Landscaping Designs

Backyard Landscaping Designs

Low maintenance landscaping – A large backyard landscape doesn’t need to be all lawn and high maintenance. There are several landscaping ideas and possibilities available. One idea for those who live near woods or other areas where deer are present is to grow plants that they do not like so as to prevent them from coming into your yard and without needing to keep a fence up. Some plants that fall under this category are hens and chicks, prickly pear and creeping juniper. One idea is to alternate northern sea oats, which additionally provide beautiful interest even in winter, with red osier dogwood a shrub that is also known for its beautiful red-burgundy bark and put paths of creeping juniper between flowering plants for a deer resistant backyard design.

Backyard Landscape Design Ideas

Backyard Landscape Design Ideas

Additionally if privacy is a concern then solve it with backyard landscaping as an alternative to fencing. Some possibilities are taller formal or informal hedges, and vine filled lattice work. However, fencing would be a good idea to give a swimming pool area a great deal of privacy and thus some safety for those using it. They can swim and sun all they want knowing that the neighbors or some strangers aren’t looking at them constantly which can be a problem in some places.

Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Backyard Landscaping Ideas

It is also a great idea to set off sections in order to use for different purposes, such as a section for sports and games that is fenced off for safety and protection of the garden areas. Another section might be a circular section for meditation and walled off with latticework and filled with cool colored flowers that promote peaceful thoughts. Maybe include a stone path around the circular area for walking while meditation. These are good because both circular lines and paths and cool colors promote relaxation and aid in meditation. A nice bench to provide a sitting area for reading is also a good idea. The “floor” can be a varied design using several different colors and textures of mulches, and thus giving something interesting to meditate upon.

Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas

Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas

For areas of the country where there is not very much water during the summer season or for other reasons that extremely low maintenance is required consider putting in an extended patio or deck. This not only reduces the amount of grass that needs watering, it also provides a place for sitting and talking or evens an outdoor eating area.

Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas 2

Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas 2

In addition, there is an abundance of styles of backyard and patio furniture available that can add to any dining experience in addition to adding to providing eye appeal to the backyard landscape. For areas that do not have drought problems in the summer time try adding a variety of ground cover plants, shrubs or a variety of different mulches to ornament the backyard. Thus, not only is there less work, the yard is not a field of green that needs to be mowed weekly in the summer. Also there are textures, colors and scents that add to the beauty of the backyard. Backyard ornaments both unusual and traditional can be added to both provide eye appeal and a focal point and thus completing the backyard landscape.

Backyard Landscape Ideas

Backyard Landscape Ideas

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