In order for your backyard to become the memory-making oasis for your home that it should be, though, you’ll want to make sure it’s designed properly. Now, this will, of course, depend largely upon how you intend to use your backyard. For some, a backyard should be a place with a splendid garden with blooming bushes and heirloom tomato plants. For others, it may be a place with a lovely swimming pool surrounded by a patio and verdant wildlife.
Whatever extreme you prefer – or whether you prefer something in the middle – you’re sure to find an inspirational backyard landscaping design on this list. So check these backyards out, and see if you can’t come up with something for your home that will serve as a constant source of joy for you, your family and your friends!
1. Get Away
Even if you have a small backyard, you can make a remote refuge by creating a separate seating area like you see in the foreground.
2. Neat Look
The visual effect of these square stones laid into the ground cannot be ignored. It’s quite attractive!
If you’re going to keep beautiful plants in your backyard, be sure to have a nice walkway to enjoy them from.
The way that the lawns have been broken up by planted areas in this backyard has a charming and soothing effect.
For those who enjoy sitting outside in the summer, a pergola is always a solid decision for the backyard.
Placing an area for plants and flowers in front of your backyard fence helps to keep the area from seeming too “boxed in”.
In the midst of this beautiful garden, this sunken patio provides a perfect place for peace and quiet.
8. Dining In Rear
Rather than building a porch off the back of your house, you can incorporate a porch like this into the landscaping of your backyard.
9. Step Right Up
If the terrain is uneven in your backyard, then stone steps like this can really beautify the area.
There are few greater joys than sitting out in your backyard, reclined in a simple Adirondack chair.
11. Fire Pit
Another attractive feature to include in the landscaping of your backyard is a fire pit, like the one you see here.
Instead of attempting to “tame nature” the path through this backyard works with it, looking awesome in the process!
13. Pool Placement
By locating the pool all the way at the rear, this beautiful backyard leaves plenty of lawn space for play.
A small garden shed like this one isn’t just a functional addition to your backyard; it’s an attractive one, too!
15. Retaining Walls
In order to work with the sloped landscape, this backyard makes use of retaining walls and steps to create an attractive garden.
If you have a predilection for contemporary style, then you’ll find a lot to love in the landscaping of this backyard.
A sloped lawn area like this that’s been boxed in can be an attractive place to lay out and catch some rays.
18. Pergola Patio
Here’s another beautiful example of a landscaped backyard that locates its patio away from the home.
19. Work Around
When laying out your backyard, consider how you can incorporate natural elements into the design of things like your porch.
20. Green Dream
This lovingly landscaped small backyard is a dream for someone who has a green thumb.
This beautiful backyard uses a number of rectangular shapes to create an attractive and modern ambiance.
22. Two Trees
With a beautiful tree forming the center of this backyard, another larger tree forms the visual center of the back of the yard.
Stone walls are used to beautiful effect in this backyard in order to frame in the lawn area.
Whatever you do with your backyard landscaping, make sure you turn that yard into a comfortable sanctuary for you and yours.