Home and Garden backyard design will help you create the most comfortable backyard you can have, follow these simple tips below and you’ll appreciate the change.
Similar to what we’ve done for Cadence at Gateway’s landscape architecture plan, layer drought-resistant plants and succulents at various levels to create visual interest and a feeling of lush, inviting greenery, without exorbitant water bills. These are several types of plants you can choose:
- Lantana species for relentless color even in the hottest summers
- Orange Jubilee for screening and height
- Valentine Shrub for medium-sized shrubs that looks best with minimal pruning
- Yellow or red Yucca for small/medium lush low water use plants
Create non-traditional backyard designs by taking edible plants out of the garden and mixing them with traditional backyard landscaping. Line walkways, create pops of color around sections of grass or hardscape and highlight in decorative planters. These types of plants can also give fresh elements to the backyard. They are including:
- Herbs of all sorts – Basil tends to do well in the summer!
Installing landscaping and accents that can serve dual purposes will help transition your backyard from summer to fall. One option is to utilize large concrete bowls that can serve either as a fountain into pools in summer or fire pits in fall and winter. You can also do a DIY small project to beautify your backyard by making a large concrete bowl that can serve as planters, fire pits or the base for a fountain.
Dark Accent Walls
While increasing the number of dark surfaces in your backyard seems counter-intuitive in this summer’s heat, it dramatically changes the look of your backyard. Painting fences or exterior buildings and sheds a deep navy blue, forest green or rich charcoal gray will make your existing landscape pop. If you have small children or grandchildren, consider painting a section of deck or fence with chalkboard paint for creative summer memories
Family-Friendly Plant Walls
While hanging planters have been popular for several seasons, this summer’s trend is to plant succulents or gardens that children can help tend and grow. The clean lines of the planter boxes add visual interest while engaging family members of all ages to spend more time outdoors together.
We hope that Home and Garden backyard design will give you more inspirations in creating a cozy and fresh backyard to beautify your house. Good luck!