Make the Most of Your Yard with Our 5 Landscaping Ideas

June 21, 2019
Pick your favorite landscaping idea to make the most of your yard.

Your yard deserves just as much attention as your home interiors. Your front yard will make your first impression on guests while your backyard should be an outdoor retreat. Today, we have 5 landscaping ideas to help you make the most of your yard.

1. Arches in landscaping

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Setting up arches over a walkway is truly a stunning landscaping idea. Arches work especially well in bigger yards that have enough space for them. If you want a pop of color, try roses; you’ll love how beautiful they look.

On the same lines, consider arches with green climbers or vines that inspire a wilder setting. They look especially wonderful in humid or warm climates. With the right climate, the plants can grow thicker and offer a lush, green landscape.

2. Simple yet elegant garden ideas

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Certain kinds of architecture calls for ideas that are more urban and less naturalistic. A great garden solution is pairing stone landscaping with simple trees that freshen up the area. It moves away from complexity while offering a perfect marriage between stone and trees.

Another simple yet elegant garden idea is shaping your hedges. They’ll look neat and evoke royal gardens from long ago. Hedge-trimming, however, requires a good deal of maintenance.

Lastly, you can also landscape with outdoor furniture. Wood is a great material for this. Overall, the pieces will give your yard a more personal feel. They help create a space that’s much more functional as well because they allow you to enjoy a meal with friends while decorating your outdoors.

3. Fruit and vegetable garden decor

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If you live in an ideal climate for growing fruit and vegetables, there’s no better decor that the harvest that comes from your own garden. There’s no visual conflict between what you grow and your yard landscaping. In fact, fruit and vegetables can create a beautiful setting.

If you have the option of contrasting a strong color with green, such as with red apples or tomatoes, the results could be beautiful.

You can take it a step further by setting up a small greenhouse. A greenhouse is lovely and could look perfect among tall plants and flowers. If you don’t know too much about greenhouses, look for a professional who can help you set it up correctly.

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You can look to romantic inspiration for landscaping ideas as well. In mild climates, you can plant colorful flowers. And if you have space, a relaxing field of mallow with a pathway leading to your back door could be a wonderful plan.

Yellow is another jubilant color for floral landscaping. Use different kinds of flowers in your garden and the combination can be a visual treat. And don’t forget that accessories, such as outdoor furniture, will always help create the perfect setting.

5. Eastern inspiration, zen gardens

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Here’s a great idea for our more spiritual readers. Try a zen garden and find inspiration in Eastern cultures.

A great way to create a zen garden is by taking a cue from the Japanese and setting up sculptures in an area covered in rocks. Use plants and light-colored rocks.

Another zen garden idea uses sand or small light-colored stones.

Thanks to the colors of the stones, light reflects outward and brightens up the setting. As a result, the landscape will be very balanced and enjoyable.

All five of these landscaping ideas will work for personal or community yards. If you want to want to try something a little more complicated as well, look for a professional who can help you. Professional landscapers will know the best options for your yard.