I love taking on unconventional projects like this urban townhouse so that I can get creative with backyard landscaping ideas. In my opinion, small backyard landscaping ideas are some of the most challenging but most rewarding to come up with because you have a lot of limitations that you have to work within. In cases like this, I always like to make sure that I create both green spaces as well as patio spaces in order to create a nice balance between natural and man made. What is the point of spending time outdoors if it is in a concrete box after all. For this townhouse backyard design, we did just that by dividing the yard in half and creating a cool rock garden on one side and nice green lawn on the other.
When we go on vacation, we love to look for backyard landscaping ideas. Since our own property needs attention, this is the easiest way for us to collect our thoughts, and it's become a fun activity for the whole family. We tend to favor backyard landscape design that compliments existing elements like pools, shrubbery, decks, and patios. Adding smaller touches instead of revamping the entire yard keeps costs down. Also, it's a much simpler weekend chore to add a touch of greenery than it is to build a new patio or start the process of putting up a deck. If you're in a rut like we were, try making notes about landscape design ideas you like while you're out and about.
When I told our builders to add some incredible backyard landscaping ideas to our outdoor living area that would encourage our kids to spend more time outside and less playing video games, I had no idea that they would come up with such an epic design. We have always found it challenging to come up with sloped backyard landscaping ideas that would work well with the awkward grade of our property, but that could be beautiful and functional as well. Well they certainly achieved this and so much more! As you can tell, we now have a gorgeous lagoon style pool complete with cabin/pool house up the hill, a dedicated grilling area and so many more backyard ideas that I can't even list them all right now.
If ever you wanted to create a lush tropical oasis at your own home, these gorgeous Hawaiian backyard landscaping ideas are for you. I snapped these pics at the house we were staying at in Maui last month because I wanted to replicate some of the backyard garden ideas at our own property. We just installed an inground pool so I have really been wanting to step up our landscaping game in order to make that entire area beautiful (and impressive to our friends and neighbors). I would love to build some sort of rock wall with a water feature in it to cascade into the pool then tuck in some landscaping shrubs and brightly colored flowers to give it this same tropical vibe.
My husband loves backyard landscaping ideas like these that emphasize the natural beauty of the surroundings. I on the other hand love glamorous backyard landscaping ideas on a budget (of course) that make your property seem more luxurious and upscale than it is. I am trying to figure out how to blend our two decor preferences into a space that will please us both. Furthermore, I am going to need small backyard ideas that blend the two styles with a relatively limited square footage. My initial thoughts are to create a sitting area like this nestled into some of our mature trees, then add some fabulous planters and bright flowers to set the whole thing off.
Couldn't you just die over these quarry inspired backyard landscaping ideas. I found myself going down a rabbit hole of landscape design pictures during my quest to find the perfect backyard theme to install with our new pool. I have always loved those "resort-style" pools as all of the designers call them, where it basically looks like you have a tropical lagoon in your backyard. We actually have some huge rock features on our property thanks to our town's natural topography, so I really want to imitate these particular pool landscaping ideas in our space. I will create a deck of the same (or similar) rock as is found in our yard so that it looks like a naturally occurring pool just like this designer did.