10 Beautiful Backyard Designs

Design the backyard retreat of your dreams with landscaping tips to create incredible yards, gardens and pools.

  • Add a unique architectural element to your outdoor space. (Photo by Scott Cohen of the Green Scene.)
  • Design your backyard with all the luxurious amenities of a tropical resort to save on traveling expenses. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.)
  • Divide your patio and yard into separate areas to accomodate groups of people. Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.
  • Design your outdoor space with specific focal points in mind. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.)
  • Fire and water are opposite yet complementing elements in an outdoor space. Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.
  • When looking for a pool for your outdoor space think function and design — think of your pool as a piece of art for the outdoors. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.)
  • Design your outdoors to accomodate an outdoor kitchen for those fun nights of barbecuing out by the poolside. Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.
  • Be creative in your outdoor space by adding elements that make it uniquely yours. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.)
  • Give your backyard plenty of color and texture by planting shrubs and plants throughout. (Photo by Scott Cohen of The Green Scene.)
  • Use your creative mind to add interesting elements and colors to your backyard — consider staining your patio to add a unique color scheme to your outdoors. (Photo and Design by Kerry Burt.)
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