backyard design

5 Gorgeous Backyard Design Ideas to Try This Summer

Did you just look at your backyard and shudder a bit?

Or maybe you’re in the mood for an upgraded space?

Either way, you’re in luck! Backyard design trends are always changing and evolving. To help you keep up with the times, we’ve put together a list of 5 breath-taking backyard design ideas.

So break out your pen and paper, because class is in session. You’re about to learn how amazing your backyard can be.

1. Keep It Natural

If you would’ve asked someone about backyard design, they would’ve told you that “more is more”.

They would’ve opted for bling and ritzy displays. Today, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. There has been a rise in homeowners investing in more quality materials that last longer than over-the-top designs.

Research quality materials that have a history of lasting. This will not only improve the quality of your backyard, but add extra value in the long run to your home’s value.

2. Eco-Friendly Everything

In the past few years, there has been a consistent rise in designing spaces that are as eco-friendly as possible.

Incorporate this environment-conscious approach to your backyard! Depending on your region, you can plant foliage that requires low-amounts of water (Xeriscaping). Another practical way to make the eco-switch is to use ground covers instead of grass.

Ground covers are low maintenance, low water-usage plants that have tons of benefits. A few ground cover options include clover, moss and creeping perennials are great options.

Adding ground covers choke out weeds, add amazing smells, and feel soft to the touch.

3. Purple Please

It’s official.

Pantone has deemed purple the 2018 color of the year (ultraviolet, more specifically)!

Get ahead of the design trend curve and add some purple into your backyard’s color wheel. Lavendar, Aguja Reptans, and Purple Coleus are great additions to any 2018 backyard.

Adding the color purple will add an air of drama and create dimensions within your yard. This nursery website is a great place to check out purple flowers.

4. Outdoor Fire

You probably expected a section about fire pits. But not today!

Move over fire pits, you’ve hogged the spotlight. It’s time for the outdoor fireplace to make its debut. Instead of hovering over a bowl of fire, it’s time to add an element of sophistication with a full-blown fireplace.

This will give your backyard a well-rounded and classy touch that it’s been waiting for.

5. Creative Play Time

When thinking about a traditional backyard, you probably envision a regular play place for children.

But if you don’t have kids or they’re grown up, it’s time to reclaim the backyard as a playground for adults. There has been a rise in “mega” sized games.

Jumbo Jenga, big chess corn-hole and connect 4 are great additions to any cookout or backyard party. If you’re planning on hosting people often, it might be time to create a space for creative play.

There You Have It

Five backyard design tips that’ll take your space from “eh” to “Wow, this is your backyard? It’s amazing!”.

Renovating your backyard can be fun and allow you to express your creativity. If this is new territory for you, don’t worry.

Feel free to reach out to us with all of your questions, comments, and concerns. We’ve got great resources we can provide you with and help you in your backyard adventure.