Landscape Pictures Ideas
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Landscape Pictures Ideas

The purpose of the design in the prior picture was to create a focal point in a front yard. In this picture, we turn our attention to the side yard.

In the picture above, the lawn area is quite extensive; the expanse of lawn needs to be broken up. To break it up visually and invite the viewer to the backyard, the fencing and garden arbor serve as a transition.

The arbor frames the view to the backyard as if beckoning the viewer to enter and see what’s out back. Landscape design is often…MORE neglected in side yards. People understand that the front yard is for display, while the backyard is for relaxing, playing, entertaining and vegetable gardening. But what are the sides of the yard for?

In many cases, the side yard is a narrow strip. Not so in the landscape pictured above. There are many ways to approach landscaping in such an extensive side yard. But I think this homeowner is right in seeing that, first and foremost, a strong structural element is required to serve as a transition and welcome the eye to the cozier corners of the backyard.