There are few things that a homeowner takes as much pride in as a beautifully manicured lawn or backyard. However, a beautifully manicured backyard is just the first step! If you really want backyard for your home that creates a sense of pride (and maybe a little bit of envy for the neighbors), you’ve got to really put some thought into the landscaping.
In order to create a beautifully landscaped backyard, though, there are a lot of different things to consider. Do you simply need the right plants and trees in the right places? Do you need garden paths and a patio or even patios? If you have an uneven backyard, do you need to include terraces or things of that nature?
And these are just a few of the question a homeowner might ask him or herself! In the following 19 examples, we’re going to take a look at 19 backyards that feature absolutely amazing landscaping. Each backyard was presented with different problems due to the topography, but all of these examples have one thing in common. These are some of the most beautiful backyards we’ve ever seen!
If you’re concerned with landscaping your backyard, then you’ve absolutely got to take a look at these tremendous examples.
1. Shade from the Pergola
A range of pergolas provide much-needed shade for this sundrenched and flat backyard. Stones provide a path from the patio to the outdoor grilling area.
2. Lush But Controlled
Many will want a lush backyard that’s filled with beautiful plants and flowers. Bring some control to the lushness by including smartly designed garden paths.
3. Shaping the Backyard
By creating a unique pattern with the lawn and planted areas of the backyard, you can create something that’s instantly visually appealing.
4. Creating a Backyard Border
The subtle use of stone and concrete along the back edge of this backyard creates a beautiful divide between the lawn and the woods beyond.
5. A Small Backyard Writ Large
When you want to increase the sense of space and luxury of a small backyard, including a water feature as part of the landscaping is always a sound decision.
6. Gravel and Stone Steps
When dealing with uneven terrain, you can preserve the natural beauty of your backyard by using gravel and stone to create steps.
7. Obscuring the Fence
While fences are great for privacy, they can also be something of an eyesore. Smart landscaping can help to obscure the fence and accentuate the beauty of your backyard.
8. Urban Controlled Backyard
In an urban environment, it can often be advisable to make your backyard as low-maintenance as possible. Check out how this beautiful backyard does just that!
9. Stone Patio Expansion
Rather than just confining a stone patio to the area directly behind you home, consider extending it outward. By doing so, you can create a beautiful outdoor seating area.
10. Backyard Landscaping with Contemporary Simplicity
The square lines of the backyard landscaping choices made here creates a vibe that’s decidedly contemporary and controlled.
11. Square Lines
The concrete patio of this backyard adds a contemporary vibe, but the wood of the fire area adds a beautiful natural feel to the landscaping design.
12. Blending in the Deck
If you have a deck that comes off the back of your home, you should use landscaping features to blend the deck into the lawn.
13. Brick and Flowers
The combination of the tall and sweeping brick wall with the climbing flowers is simply a beautiful bit of landscaping for this wonderful backyard.
14. The Statement Tree
Rather than cutting down that enormous tree in your backyard, why not landscape around it to make it something of a backyard statement piece.
15. Embankment of Plants
To create an edge around the outside of your backyard, why not create an embankment of plants like this.
16. Defining Space
When you’re looking to define space with your backyard landscaping, garden boxes can be an excellent choice.
17. A Small Pond
You’ve got to love the small pond water feature included as a part of this backyard’s landscaping, especially given the small waterfall.
18. Winding Pavestone Paths
When you really want to accentuate the natural beauty of your backyard’s landscaping, winding pavestone paths can really do the trick.
19. The Complete Picture
Using a combination of plants, terraces, masonry, and a fire pit, you can have a backyard that features landscaping like this. Simply beautiful!