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Backyard Landscaping Ideas & Designs

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Zurich residence/Chula Vista
Zurich residence/Chula Vista
Promised Path Landscaping Inc
Mangaris wooden deck with Concrete finish with Top cast light etch. Water feature surrounded by succulents and low voltage lights. Concrete fire pit and vertical succulents wall. Photography by Zack Benson
Traditional Landscape
Traditional Landscape
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional full sun backyard stone formal garden in Chicago for summer.
Lakeside Retreat: Lake Winnipesaukee
Lakeside Retreat: Lake Winnipesaukee
Stephens Landscaping Professionals, LLC
Granite Steps and Softscapes
This is an example of a mid-sized rustic full sun backyard stone landscaping in Manchester for summer.
Hardscape
Hardscape
AZ Dreamscapes LLC.
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional full sun backyard concrete paver outdoor sport court in Phoenix.
Small Backyard Landscape Design
Small Backyard Landscape Design
Arizona Living Landscape and Design
Az Living Landscape
This is an example of a small traditional drought-tolerant and partial sun backyard brick landscaping in Phoenix.
Water Features
Water Features
Prism Hardscapes
Photo of a mid-sized traditional drought-tolerant backyard mulch water fountain landscape in Los Angeles.
Pemberton Classic
Pemberton Classic
Heather Scott Home & Design
Brian Cole
This is an example of a traditional backyard landscaping in Austin.
Malvern, PA
Malvern, PA
Fine Garden Creations
Elizabeth Haegele
Design ideas for a large traditional shade backyard stone landscaping in Philadelphia for summer.
Fabulous Prairie Style Home
Fabulous Prairie Style Home
Suncrest Homes
This is an example of a mid-sized transitional shade backyard landscaping in Other.
David and Terri's backyard
David and Terri's backyard
Landscape East & West
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional backyard stone landscaping in Portland.
Sagaponack Poolhouse 2
Sagaponack Poolhouse 2
Ascher Davis Architects, LLP
Design ideas for a huge traditional backyard landscaping in New York.
Laurel
Laurel
California Turf and Landscaping
This is an example of a mid-sized shade backyard mulch formal garden in Other.
Clyde Hill
Clyde Hill
Lane Williams Architects
A covered terrace can be seen on the right side of the photo, and a west-facing deck on the left.
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard concrete paver vegetable garden landscape in Seattle.
Killer Eighties Swaim
Killer Eighties Swaim
Prideaux Design
Photo of a mid-sized modern drought-tolerant, desert and full sun backyard concrete paver landscaping in Other.
Cochran Chapel - Greek Revival
Cochran Chapel - Greek Revival
Blume Architecture
Design ideas for a traditional shade backyard brick outdoor playset in Dallas.
Backyard Installations
Backyard Installations
EasyTurf
Synthetic turf is also quickly becoming an integral part of landscaping around swimming pools. The superior drainage capabilities of EasyTurf artificial grass make it the best choice for swimming pool landscaping.
Vaulted Spa 3
Vaulted Spa 3
Mission Valley Spas
Jacuzzi portable Hot Tub lowered into a Trek deck.
Inspiration for a small traditional drought-tolerant and partial sun backyard landscaping in Orange County with decking.
Water features
Water features
Stride Studios
William Ripley
This is an example of a large traditional partial sun backyard stone landscaping in Cincinnati.
Transitional Landscape
Transitional Landscape
Inspiration for a large transitional backyard landscaping in Other.

Having a picturesque backyard to relax in can make the warmer months that much more enjoyable. There are a number of directions you can go, from installing a new patio to planting a garden. If you’re looking for backyard landscaping ideas, browse the photo gallery below and you’re sure to find some inspiration.

Stick Within Your Budget for Your Backyard Landscape Design

Landscaping can be expensive, between the cost of buying new plants and hiring contractors to create your dream garden. Still, if you’re looking for backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, there are a number of ways to keep costs down. You can do some of the work of planting yourself, especially if you have a small backyard. You’ll also want to plant strategically: consider more affordable, low-maintenance and native plants to keep your garden healthy.

Choose the Features that Bring Out the Best in Your Backyard

Features like a pool, fire pit or covered patio can make your backyard feel even more inviting. While you may not have the space or the budget for all of them, pick which ones best suit your yard and lifestyle. While you browse backyard landscaping ideas with a pool, consider whether a rectangular or more natural looking pool would best suit your yard. If you’re looking at landscaping ideas with a fire pit, determine whether you prefer a modern or rustic stone fire pit. For backyards in urban or dense areas, it can be nice to create your own secluded retreat. Privacy fences, dense vines, bushes and trees are all attractive landscaping ideas for privacy.

Let the size and shape of your yard guide your project. If your property is on a slope and you need backyard hill landscaping ideas, consider trees and shrubs that have strong root systems in order to avoid landslides. On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to be taking on a large backyard landscaping project, you might consider adding a pool, or breaking up the space with paved and grassy areas.

Consider the Natural Landscape Around You

While a green lawn remains popular just about anywhere, designing a landscape that matches your home’s natural surroundings can be particularly rewarding. If you’re in need of backyard landscaping ideas for the desert, you might consider a variety of pavers, gravel or rocks to decorate your yard. Installing a patio is an easy solution, as it won’t require much maintenance once it’s done. On the other hand, if you live in a northern climate, creating a landscape design that highlights your lush green yard might make a lot of sense.

If you need backyard gardening ideas for a cold climate, installing a greenhouse can be a great way to protect vegetables from frost. While just about anything can grow well in dryer climates, you may want to steer towards landscapes without grass to save water. Instead, look for examples of backyards with rocks and local shrubs, interspersed with citrus trees for greenery.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a backyard landscaping renovation or are building a designer landscaping from scratch, Houzz has 129,829 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Landscape East & West and KMS Gardens and Design. Look through landscaping pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a backyard landscaping design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful backyard landscaping photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.