23 Backyard Landscaping Ideas
Need backyard ideas? Try these fixes for a sloped, shady or boring backyard.
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Subtle Terracing in Backyard
This backyard benefits from the subtle use of various textures on its terraces that ups the excitement level.
Water Features Adds Interest to Backyard Landscape
Creating a naturalistic stream and waterfall adds movement, noise and wildlife to the backyard landscape that will be enjoyed by the entire family.
Terraced tiers evoke a sense of peace, excitement, and interest in this urban backyard.
Create an Easy Backyard Playhouse
A canvas teepee creates a backyard summer playhouse for children to enjoy from spring through fall.
Backyard Vegetable Garden
Create your own special space that combines gorgeous garden features with the comforts of home.
Something Useful for a Backyard
A small backyard greenhouse is a good spot to start early vegetables and flowers. Once the weather warms, the door and windows can be left open to increase airflow.
Garden Family Room
If you have a large backyard, you may have room for an outbuilding to use as a guest room, playhouse or private retreat. Furnish it with comfortable furniture to create a relaxing home away from home.
Steep and Shady
A Newfangled Answer to the Back Deck
Swim by Firelight
Create a backyard that both adults and children can enjoy. Areas for both play and relaxation will work for all ages, if the space is well designed.
Exotic foliage surrounds the edges of this small backyard pond.
Backyard Pond Is a Tranquil Garden Feature
A pond can be a beautiful, calming feature in a backyard if the space is large enough. It will help attract wildlife and a variety of surrounding plants can be used to offer color and texture.
Surround a Backyard Grill With Beauty
Entertaining in the backyard is a favorite pastime of family and friends. A patio can easily be adapted for an outdoor eating area by adding a grill, table and chairs.
Long and Winding Path
A winding backyard path is the perfect way to explore the many different areas of the yard. The path can go from the house, past a dining table, to a shed and around to a play area, all surrounded by plantings.
A path leads the way to a nestled backyard playhouse.
Deck the Yard
Wood decking is a way to make a small backyard space warm and inviting. It creates a sophisticated look for an outdoor living and dining area right outside the home.