The long and narrow backyard is divided into separate living areas, making the most of its limited space. A walkway connects the outdoor room to the fire pit lounge and elevated hot tub. A purple fence and lush landscaping color it a private retreat.
Built-in benches surround three sides of a custom fire pit in this entertainment-ready backyard. A pergola offers shade, as do towering fruit trees behind the fence. Cushions and pillows feature an earthy palette that mixes nicely with the architecture.
A large, woven sectional is shaded by a built-in umbrella, creating a restful spot to relax in this zen-like Los Angeles backyard. Tall plants screen the seating area and soften the lines of the tall privacy fence. Succulent plantings embrace the southern California climate.
Perfectly kept grass gives a rich green floor to this beautiful backyard, and a neatly kept garden borders the grass. The white fence encompasses the area and highlights the natural colors of the plants. An orange bench is tucked between shrubs for a private sitting spot.
This home is designed to be a functional space that complimented the backyard's mature trees. The yard is built to tolerate the hot central Texas temperatures but also be beautiful during the Spring and Fall months when grasses grow. The fence surrounding the yard is finished with a warm wood stain.
A sloping stone formation spills down from the curved lines of a backyard's border walls composed of wooden fences and stepped stonework walls. The formation adds depth to the border while doubling as a stepped waterfall flowing into a small lighted pond, set beneath a platform seating area.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.
A backyard landscape is bordered by tiers of sloping wooden fences and stone walls which complement preexisting stone details, including a sunken water feature in the foreground, and a contrasting elevated fire pit, contained by inlaid stone work, in the distance. A curving stone bench embedded with accent lighting joins the two features.
The raised beds were used to solve drainage problems the lot had. Stone walls allowed for screen plantings along the fence and have room to plant seasonal color in front of them to add some appeal to them. A dry creek bed with oversized gravel meanders throughout the backyard to catch all water runoff from the patio and surrounding beds.
This comely garden setting in this small home's backyard shows how careful planning can produce an outstanding design. K&D Landscape Management used unusual wood fencing material for the pergola and to line the perimeter of the yard and added colorful small and large scale plants for balance and interest. A well-conceived lighting plan, as seen here, produces a dramatic effect.
This super-cute playhouse sits center stage in this slightly terraced backyard. Kids and adults will not be able to resist the blue playhouse with its pink elliptical door and white window boxes. Patio seating provides a place where the adults can sit and watch the kids play. A wood fence encloses the yard so none of the kiddies can wander off.
On HGTV's "Color Splash," David Bromstad transformed this once lifeless backyard into a cozy outdoor getaway. The deck was replaced with lush grass and the tall fence was traded for a shorter wall, which does double duty as a bench. Privacy is maintained with living walls of tropical plants. Three glazed ceramic cubes create a unique table while weather-resistant fabrics add lively pops of red, orange, lime green and turquoise.