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Bill Residence
Bill Residence
IRI Landscape
© Jude Parkinson Morgan
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard outdoor sport court in San Francisco.
Landscapes
Landscapes
DesignBlue, Inc.
Inspiration for a traditional backyard landscaping in Los Angeles.
Fabulous Prairie Style Home
Fabulous Prairie Style Home
Suncrest Homes
This is an example of a mid-sized transitional shade backyard landscaping in Other.
Raised Garden Bed with Trellis
Raised Garden Bed with Trellis
River City Landscaping,Inc
rick abalos
Photo of a traditional full sun backyard vegetable garden landscape in Sacramento.
Romantic Guesthouse Garden
Romantic Guesthouse Garden
Dear Garden Associates, Inc.
The pathway terminates just beyond the door to the guest cottage in a small, informal cigar patio.
Photo of a shabby-chic style backyard stone landscaping in Philadelphia for summer.
Valley Club Mid-Century
Valley Club Mid-Century
DD Ford Construction
Jim Bartsch Photography
Photo of a large mid-century modern full sun backyard concrete paver garden path in Santa Barbara.
John and Sarah's backyard renovation
John and Sarah's backyard renovation
Landscape East & West
Stephen Cridland
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard concrete paver landscaping in Portland.
Aluminum Fences
Aluminum Fences
Dakota Unlimited
Aluminum fence and gate - designed & installed by Dakota Unlimited.
Photo of a large transitional backyard metal fence landscaping in Minneapolis.
Kentfield 1
Kentfield 1
John Clarke Architects
Photographer: Adam Willis http://www.adamwillisphotography.com Builder: Tom Ganley Construction
Eco Modern
Eco Modern
Eco Landscape Design & Build
Innis Casey Photography
Photo of a large modern drought-tolerant and shade backyard gravel landscaping in Los Angeles with a fire pit.
Medina
Medina
ModernBackyard
Photo of a contemporary shade backyard landscaping in Seattle.
Tudor Revival backyard lakefront landscape design
Tudor Revival backyard lakefront landscape design
Earthwise Horticultural Services
Scott Simpson Large scale project began with the natural stone English style garden on the island with a water fountain as a central feature. The backyard was terraced to provide a more even surface for weekend sports with the children. The terracing was framed near the house with a 3 foot deep channel that will hold koi. On one side is a fire pit with amphitheater style seating and the other side opens up for the koi. There is an edible garden and butterfly garden as well. The entrance is punctuated with a large 10 foot diameter fountain. The entire landscape is on automated lighting with underwater lighting as well.
Mozart
Mozart
Falling Waters Landscape
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern partial sun backyard landscaping in San Diego for spring.
Cherry hills in Summer
Cherry hills in Summer
American Beauty Landscaping Inc.
Inspiration for a mid-sized full sun backyard landscaping in Other for spring.
Zen
Zen
BERGHOFF DESIGN GROUP
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard stone landscaping in Phoenix.
Carmel House
Carmel House
Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
Lepere Studio
Inspiration for a mediterranean backyard stone and wood fence landscaping in Other.
Residential Garden Design
Residential Garden Design
Carter van Dyke Associates
mike wert
Inspiration for a huge traditional full sun backyard landscaping in Philadelphia.
Exterior projects (Mediterranean Style)
Exterior projects (Mediterranean Style)
Ancient Surfaces
Product: Authentic Limestone for Exterior Living Spaces. Ancient Surfaces Contacts: (212) 461-0245 Email: Sales@ancientsurfaces.com Website: www.AncientSurfaces.com The design of external living spaces is known as the 'Al Fresco' design style as it is called in Italian. 'Al Fresco' translates into 'the open' or 'the cool/fresh exterior'. Customizing a fully functional outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, BBQ, fireplace or Jacuzzi pool spa all out of old reclaimed Mediterranean stone pieces is no easy task and shouldn’t be created out of the lowest common denominator of building materials such as concrete, Indian slates or Turkish travertine. The one thing you can bet the farmhouse on is that when the entire process unravels and when your outdoor living space materializes from the architects rendering to real life, you will be guaranteed a true Mediterranean living experience if your choice of construction material was as authentic and possible to the Southern Mediterranean regions. We believe that the coziness of your surroundings brought about by the creative usage of our antique stone elements will only amplify that authenticity. whether you are enjoying a relaxing time soaking the sun inside one of our Jacuzzi spa stone fountains or sharing unforgettable memories with family and friends while baking your own pizzas in one of our outdoor BBQ pizza ovens, our stone designs will always evoke in most a feeling of euphoria and exultation that one only gets while being on vacation is some exotic European island surrounded with the pristine beauty of indigenous nature and ancient architecture...
Eclectic Backyard Garden
Eclectic Backyard Garden
Garden Gate Landscaping
A complete and eclectic rear garden renovation with a creative blend of formal and natural elements. Formal lawn panel and rose garden, craftsman style wood deck and trellis, homages to Goldsworthy and Stonehenge with large boulders and a large stone cairn, several water features, a Japanese Torii gate, rock walls and steps, vegetables and herbs in containers and a new parking area paved with permeable pavers that feed an underground storage area that in turns irrigates the garden. All this blends into a diverse but cohesive garden. Designed by Charles W Bowers, Built by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc. © Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc./Charles W. Bowers
Georgian Classic Garden
Georgian Classic Garden
Howard Design Studio
An English style Georgian home with walled courtyard garden. Photographer: John Howard.
Inspiration for a large traditional backyard formal garden in Atlanta.

Having a picturesque backyard to relax in can make the warmer months that much more enjoyable. There are a number of directions you can go, from installing a new patio to planting a garden. If you’re looking for backyard landscaping ideas, browse the photo gallery below and you’re sure to find some inspiration.

Stick Within Your Budget for Your Backyard Landscape Design

Landscaping can be expensive, between the cost of buying new plants and hiring contractors to create your dream garden. Still, if you’re looking for backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, there are a number of ways to keep costs down. You can do some of the work of planting yourself, especially if you have a small backyard. You’ll also want to plant strategically: consider more affordable, low-maintenance and native plants to keep your garden healthy.

Choose the Features that Bring Out the Best in Your Backyard

Features like a pool, fire pit or covered patio can make your backyard feel even more inviting. While you may not have the space or the budget for all of them, pick which ones best suit your yard and lifestyle. While you browse backyard landscaping ideas with a pool, consider whether a rectangular or more natural looking pool would best suit your yard. If you’re looking at landscaping ideas with a fire pit, determine whether you prefer a modern or rustic stone fire pit. For backyards in urban or dense areas, it can be nice to create your own secluded retreat. Privacy fences, dense vines, bushes and trees are all attractive landscaping ideas for privacy.

Let the size and shape of your yard guide your project. If your property is on a slope and you need backyard hill landscaping ideas, consider trees and shrubs that have strong root systems in order to avoid landslides. On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to be taking on a large backyard landscaping project, you might consider adding a pool, or breaking up the space with paved and grassy areas.

Consider the Natural Landscape Around You

While a green lawn remains popular just about anywhere, designing a landscape that matches your home’s natural surroundings can be particularly rewarding. If you’re in need of backyard landscaping ideas for the desert, you might consider a variety of pavers, gravel or rocks to decorate your yard. Installing a patio is an easy solution, as it won’t require much maintenance once it’s done. On the other hand, if you live in a northern climate, creating a landscape design that highlights your lush green yard might make a lot of sense.

If you need backyard gardening ideas for a cold climate, installing a greenhouse can be a great way to protect vegetables from frost. While just about anything can grow well in dryer climates, you may want to steer towards landscapes without grass to save water. Instead, look for examples of backyards with rocks and local shrubs, interspersed with citrus trees for greenery.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a backyard landscaping renovation or are building a designer landscaping from scratch, Houzz has 133,401 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Eco Landscape Design & Build and Dear Garden Associates, Inc.. Look through landscaping pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a backyard landscaping design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful backyard landscaping photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.