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30 Wonderful Backyard Landscaping Ideas

A home is defined by both its interior and its exterior. Most people only focus on making the inside of the house beautiful but you also have to pay attention to the exterior as well if you want a harmonious design. So let’s now turn our attention on the backyard and let’s see what exactly you can do to make it more beautiful.

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Create a sitting area, preferably in a corner or a more private area

When referring to landscaping, most people seem to think that plants and flowers are the only elements that need to be included in this category. But you have to think holistically and to also take into consideration elements such as the fence, the walls, the deck, the patio, the water features and everything else.

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Grass can be eye-catching too if you know how to make it stand out
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Stone pathways are very beautiful and they add mystery to the landscape
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Plants and vegetation in general require lots of attention and care

Try to create a long-lasting outdoor décor by planning everything carefully. In order to create a plan you first have to know your land. Try to observe every little aspect about your backyard before you get to change them.

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Combine natural materials and colors for a harmonious décor
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A simple and clean design is often more beautiful than a complex creation
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Sometimes all you want is to sit back and enjoy the openness of the views
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The fence, the pathways and the stairs are also part of the landscape
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A cozy outdoor sitting area is a wonderful feature for any home
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The vivid colors of the grass and plants will invade your backyard every spring
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You could turn your backyard into a spa-like space without much effort

For example, see how the light falls in certain areas and this you’ll be able to find the perfect spot for the sitting area. Some aspects are more difficult so you might want to get help from a professional. If you have the space, it would be nice to have a water feature in the backyard. It could be a fountain or a pond. Then there are, of course, the plants and flowers.

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Make sure the patio is not exposed to the sunlight more than it needs to
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A water feature is a beautiful element for any backyard or garden
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Every element from the backyard is part of the landscape so take them all into consideration
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Sometimes minimalism is the key to a harmonious look
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Try to incorporate nature into your outdoor sitting and lounging areas
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Use everything to your advantage and observe everything closely
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The pool is one of the elements that dictate the rest of the landscape
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An outdoor fireplace is a wonderful feature especially during spring and autumn
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Try to combine colors, textures and shapes harmoniously
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Use stone as much as you can and allow it to showcase its natural beauty
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A high fence will offer you privacy and it can also be used as s support for decorations
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You could organize an outdoor sitting area around a fireplace
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If you want you could also have an outdoor kitchen or bar or a bbq
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Each little plant and flower is important for the overall result
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Create pathways using stone or wood for a cohesive look
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Don’t be afraid to combine colors and to create eye-catching combinations
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A contemporary backyard featuring natural materials and minimalist forms
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Make sure the backyard landscaping also has a functional side
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Backyard decorated with tiny trees and floweers

It’s important to choose the plants carefully. Some might look beautiful but they might not smell that good so you’ll want to avoid those ones. It’s also important to take into consideration the colors of the flowers and to try to create harmonious arrangements. Of course, each backyard is unique as are we so try to personalize everything you do.

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Posted in Outdoor on May 1, 2013

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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