A level yard is given a boost in character – and shape – by decorative edging. Flowering plants and shrubs are planted in a curved line along the backside of the lawn, while small evergreens add height behind.
As soon as they step through those double doors, the owners leave the desert behind and enter a gorgeous European garden. With blooming perennials and bushes all along the side of the house, they'll have no problem stopping to smell the roses.
With its own spa, a custom waterfall and an infinity-edge pool, this backyard from Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction is a stunning oasis tucked into a Virginia neighborhood. Boulders and plants along the edge of the lot further the sense of privacy and seclusion.
Built-In Barbecue Creates Perfect Backyard Entertaining Space
These homeowners love to entertain, so designers built them an outdoor barbecue area in their backyard. With a propane grill, counter space and easy access to the indoors through windows that connect the space with the kitchen, this addition makes the backyard the perfect place for a cookout.
Two palm trees frame the pool perfectly, and so draw attention to the gazebo at the edge of the water. Whether they want to relax after an afternoon swim or simply enjoy a meal beneath the stars, the owners and their guests can do so out here.
Old World-Inspired Backyard With Soothing Water Feature
Classic white columns pair with rustic wood beams to create a Mediterranean-inspired pergola. An outdoor chandelier hangs above the porch swing and patio area for an intimate, elegant seating area. In the center of the walkways leading through the backyard is a tiered water features that brings soothing ambiance to the space.
Get your landscape ready for the big chill by winterizing your garden. Tackling winter prep chores outdoors before temperatures tumble too far is a great way to squeeze in a little exercise and get a jump on next year’s garden. Everything you do toward winterizing your garden in fall helps smooth the way for a healthy, beautiful growing season next year.