No matter what size your backyard is, it's most likely your warm-weather retreat for rest and relaxation, as well as the location of friend and family get-togethers, so give it some TLC with landscape design. The good news is that you don't need to put a lot of time or money into the landscaping to give your outdoor space a makeover.
When it comes to backyard landscaping, a little effort can go a long way, so choose the elements, such as plants and flowers, that are important to you and use it as a starting point. If you have a large yard, you can start small by adding a few plants or bushes and work your way up to the larger details to avoid getting overwhelmed by the process.
There is a wide variety of landscaping designs to choose from, such as country or desert, so use your location and natural habitat, as well as your personal preferences, as a guide when starting out.
Here are some landscaping ideas to consider using for your home:
1. Colorful Flowers
One of the fastest and easiest way to give your backyard a facelift is with flowers. Start by choosing the color palette, such as vibrant rainbow hues, or subdued shades, that you want to work with. For instance, if you want to give your yard a tropical-inspired look, go with a mix of bright orange, yellow, red and purple, blooms, such as hydrangeas, bromeliads and hibiscus. As a serene touch, stick with white, blue, and purple flowers, such as richly scented lavender, lilacs and roses.
You can either use the flowers as a frame around a garden or fountain, or showcase them in simple terra cotta or decorative ceramic pots on a deck or patio. They can also be used to line a walkway to and from your house or a garden.
Another simple and inexpensive way to make a big impact in your yard is with gravel. Not only is it durable and low-maintenance, gravel can help section off different sections of your yard. You can use it to create a cozy fire pit area or dining area, or use it to fill in a walkway or foot path.
If you cover a large area of your yard with gravel, place decorative round or square paver stones in it at various points to add visual interest.
If you want to give your yard a rustic-inspired touch, use bricks to highlight different areas with minimal effort. Place them around a flower, vegetable or herb garden, or even use them to make your own fire pit in the center of the yard.
Bricks are also handy for creating small patios, on which you can place tables, chairs, and grills.
For more information, talk to a professional like All Season Landscaping.