A small grouping of barrel chairs and loveseat create a little spot to stop and enjoy the gardens. Lush lawns and mulch walkways weave throughout the cedar grove, creek and limestone ledges of this Dallas, Tex., property.
Garden beds are dispersed throughout the backyard to add a touch of fresh color and texture. In the small section featured here, a granite water feature doubles as an outdoor sculpture, encouraging quiet reflection among the flowers.
Designer Matt Partridge of Juergen Partridge Limited installed multiple structures that provide shady, gathering spots on even the hottest days in this romantic backyard. To enhance the woodwork, he applied multiple stain colors to the cedar structure and decks. Designer Tip: When planning an outdoor space, think about your lifestyle and how you'll use it — whether as a recreational area for a young, active family or as a private, serene spot for relaxing and reading.
Though it's located on one of the best streets in La Jolla, Calif., the back of this home was once overrun with myoporum and acacias that blocked views of the canyon and ocean. To help reclaim the rear garden, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company cleared away the plants and added a modern living and entertaining space beneath the pergola.
Sprawling Backyard Separates Main House and Guest Quarters
In addition to an expansive main house, this compound comes with guest quarters that can be access through the backyard. Tall, willowy trees decorate the landscape and offer some respite from the afternoon sun.
Family Friendly Backyard With Two Level Deck and Playground
This family-friendly backyard includes entertainment for adults and kids alike. A playground with a small slide provides entertainment for the little ones, while a two-level deck creates enough space for outdoor dinner parties for adults.
In this backyard, the stacked stone fire pit is surrounded by a polished concrete patio and beautiful landscaping. The raised seating area creates a distinct outdoor space separate from the rest of the yard.