How to Design Backyard Landscaping
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How to Design Backyard Landscaping?

Your front yard is the first impression many people will have of your house, so when planning your garden design, think about kerb appeal above all else, and make sure it is consistent with the style of your home. A well-maintained fence and, in some cases, something to walk under, like a pergola, can add a sense of arrival; while a wide, easy-to-walk-on pathway will help guests navigate your yard. Garden edging and neatly trimmed hedges will imply you take care of your home, and a special feature near the entrance, such as a large planter, sculpture or water fountain, will add personality and give guests a reason to stop and smell the roses.

How should I landscape my backyard?

A backyard is intended for relaxing, entertaining and playtime, so don’t opt for a typical lawn and patio just because everyone else is. Consider allocating areas of your backyard for activities such as dining and barbecues, reading a book and playing with the kids. Dividing your backyard up into areas will help you get more from the space. A vegetable garden or rose garden is a popular backyard staple, but you can turn it up a notch with interesting elements such as a pergola, arbour or raised garden bed. Also consider the seasons. A pool or spa is great for the summer, but keep it interesting, even when it gets cold, with the likes of a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. Finish it off with weather-proof outdoor furniture so your backyard acts as an extension to your home.