Great Backyard Landscaping Ideas
April 18th by Anthony D'Atri

Outdoor Living Space

landscape design An outdoor living space is a great idea to make your house feel a little more like a home, with an outdoor living space you can get out and enjoy the fresh air, listen to the birds chirping and read a book. An outdoor living space can be extra enjoyable if perhaps you don't own a cottage and like to enjoy your weekends outside.






Water Features

landscape designAside from the cool look of water running over river rocks into a never ending collecting pool of water, water features are not only enjoyable to the eyes, the sound of water lends itself nicely to the ears. Studies have found that the sound of moving water relaxes the brain and calms your thinking. All the more reason to add a water feature to your backyard.







Night Lights

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Night lighting is used for a wise range of visual effects and other purposes. On the practical side, night lighting makes movement through the garden safe and easy. It is essential for entry areas, parking courts, pools, steps, drive-ways and other areas where people move about. When planning lighting for there types of practical uses, be aware that in addition to the specific functions you need lighting to serve, you can also use the opportunity to visually enhance the property.





Edible Gardens

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Vegetable and herb gardens have a long and proud heritage in North America, and for good reason. Most regions of the country have a climate and soil that make it easy to grow a nice crop of fresh food each year. Even though the convenience of the supermarket makes it east to get almost any edible plant we want, anyone who has tasted a homegrown tomato or carrot knows the value of growing your own.









Flagstone Path

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A path guides people through a garden, and can be used as an art form; consider it as a horizontal sculpture. Whether it's a strong sweeping line or a gentle curve that meanders through a series of beds the path leads the eye. When you lay out a path, think about where it will leads and how it will blend in with your garden. A flagstone path can be formed from loose stones or mortared together into a sleek modern design.






Butterfly Spotting

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Fill your garden with nectar-rich flowering plants, and monarchs and other winged beauties will drop by regularly. This large butterfly garden uses only long-growing, flowering perennials for years of easy maintenance and visual allure.