Sometimes the backyard landscaping just needs a refresh from the harsh summer and winters. Or, maybe you just bought a brand new home from a builder and you have to put in the entire landscaping in. If your project is just plants and trees in existing areas, this is a bit easier than if you are laying out an entire new backyard. There are a few key elements to think of with your backyard landscape. Depending on where you live and your lot, understanding your needs regarding the drainage, irrigation, and lighting systems is the important behind the scenes aspect of your backyard. Walkways, patios and other hardscapes are another component. The last component is usually trees, plants, shrubs and other flowers. These three aspects need to come together in order for your backyard to look and work they you want.
There are a lot of materials and items that you should think about with your backyard project. Here is a list to guide you.
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A backyard is usually designed as a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Even if don’t hire a professional landscape designer to help, it is important to create a rough sketch on how you want to lay the major parts of the backyard.
There is usually a lot of traffic coming into and out of the home so make sure you take that into account in your layout. In addition, planting trees to create shaded areas is important and potentially creates some natural privacy from other neighbors.
Here is a video that shows various concepts from Landscaping Network.