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How to Design Backyard Landscape

How to Design Backyard Landscape | Landscape Improvements

Having a backyard with a gorgeous curb appeal will leave a good impression on your guests. Hence, it is ideal to know how to design backyard landscapes. Achieving a stunning backyard landscape is not that difficult. All you need to do is plan the concept and theme carefully that you desire to rack up.

Random planting is okay. Yet, it might lead to congestion in your backyard. The tendency is you are just planting for the sake of planting. Sooner or later, you will realize that you have created a patchwork with designs that do not jive together.

To make your life easier, you can just hire an architect or a professional landscape designer. They will help and guide you through the process of designing your backyard landscape. Their services include:

  •       Assisting in choosing plants and flowers
  •       Create spaces for social activities
  •       Recommend plumbers (if you wish to install sprinklers)
  •       Recommend contractors (if you like building a swimming pool or patio)

However, hiring a professional landscape designer might cost you a lot, which isn’t a smart move if you are on a tight budget.

Worry no more! In this blog, we will give you a few tips on how to design your backyard landscape. These tips are mostly do-it-yourself.

Focal Point

In planning your backyard landscape design, consider the best focal point in the area. Usually, most gardeners choose the center of the backyard as the focal point. Some also make the corners as focal points for a change.

After choosing that perfect spot, you can decide what kind of structure to build. It may be a large flower bed, a tree, a small fountain, a pool, a tent, or even a gazebo. It could even be a statue if you like. Your focal point must be a large attractive structure that standouts on your landscape.

Landscape Plan

Make a landscape plan wherein you point out the positions of your focal point, plants, trees, tables, chairs, lamps, and other designs that you have in mind. It does not have to be well-drawn. A simple sketch is enough as long as you can identify everything that is written on it.

If you have extra money, you can hire an architect to make your landscape plan.


Choose the theme you want to achieve. Do you want it to be more forest-like and feel the fullness of mother nature? Or maybe you want to be a minimalist opting for rustic vibes. It is all up to you. You can search on the internet for theme ideas.

Start Planting

Once you have made up your mind, you may begin planting trees, shrubs, and flowers. Make sure that these plants match your theme. Don’t forget the grass too! Choose the suitable grass that will make your landscape appealing. You can ask for help from professional landscape artists. They will identify the right grass for your backyard’s vegetation.

Apply finishing touches by cleaning undesirable objects in your yard. Add mulch and fertilizers to your plants and grass as necessary to increase your property’s curb appeal.

You can also turn your front yard into a dreamscape with these 3 ideas for Low-Maintenance Front Yard Landscape Design.

Let’s Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Space

Landscape Improvements will help you with your landscaping needs. Call us now at (407) 426-9798 or email us at info@landscapeimprove.com. We provide the best landscape services for your garden, plants, and trees.

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