Could backyard landscape design get any better than this awesome sprawling estate complete with beautiful in-ground pool, spacious deck area, and plush groomed lawns. Of course not all of us have enough space on our property to create such a dreamy yard, but you can take bits and pieces of their overall look and use it as inspiration for elements to add to your own home. One thing I particularly like about their patio designs, is how they took advantage of the slope of their lawn and built in retaining walls and beautiful stone stairs to form a grand entrance to the pool area.
Backyard landscaping is one of those often overlooked home design projects that can actually make a huge impact on the look of your property and the functionality of your outdoor spaces. You are certainly more likely to spend time and entertain in a beautiful, well manicured backyard than in an overgrown and outdated space. Of course coming up with such a design is oftentimes easier said than done, but with a few simple steps anybody can create a gorgeous landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood. I find that the single element that makes the biggest difference in a property is landscaping trees.
I have spent months combing through all of the cool pool landscaping photos on this website and now it is time for me to do some bragging of my own. Thanks to all of the design inspiration I have gained from other homes on here, we were able to redesign our own outdoor living spaces into something that is worthy of showing off to others. I searched high and low for backyard landscaping ideas that would unify our somewhat disjointed property and give it a finished and cohesive look. We had an existing patio off of the main living room and a separate deck space next to the pool, but neither were combined in a way that made much sense or encouraged traffic flow during outdoor gatherings.
If I could magically copy and paste any landscape design into my own yard, it definitely be this property. Both the back and front yard landscaping are absolutely stunning and elevate the look of the entire exterior. I love how they combined very manicured elements such as the lush green lawn and perfectly trimmed bushes alongside more whimsical aspects like patches of wildflowers and charming cobblestone paths. The look of the entire property is highlighted even more by their impeccable use of landscape lighting throughout, not only the main gathering areas, but the farthest reaches of the property as well. It would be such a joy to spend time in this yard.
I just finished revamping the landscape design throughout our property and, not to toot my own horn, but I think that it looks fantastic. My wife and I really wanted our garden design to look like something you may find on an English country estate or a fairytale castle. To achieve this, I added cobblestone paths curving throughout the nooks and crannies of our home's exterior and let them wind through our large mature oaks. With this as the foundation of the design, I planted landscaping shrubs in varying shades of green and purple in order to give the yard some color and pizazz. The final touch was solar powered landscaping spot lights strategically installed to give a warm glow to the entire yard.
I started looking around this site for some backyard design inspiration, but I must admit that I am a bit overwhelmed at all of the gorgeous landscapes I have seen. I never realized that landscape design is such an art form, nor did I truly understand how much it can truly make a home special. This beautiful patio design in the backyard of a stunning English country style estate particularly wowed me. Our home certainly does not look anywhere near as grand, but I think that we could use some of the ideas that they incorporated in their patio landscaping on our own property.