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Lattice Fence with Flagstone Patio
Lattice Fence with Flagstone Patio
Land Art Design, Inc.
Designed and built by Land Art Design, Inc.
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary backyard stone garden path in DC Metro.
Pemberton Classic
Pemberton Classic
Heather Scott Home & Design
Brian Cole
This is an example of a traditional backyard landscaping in Austin.
Hardscapes
Hardscapes
Lanphear Landscaping & Stone LLC
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional full sun backyard stone landscaping in Baltimore.
Outdoor Living
Outdoor Living
Landscape Renovations, Inc.
Inspiration for a large mediterranean partial sun backyard stone landscaping in Minneapolis for summer.
The Pecans in Queen Creek Pool and Yard
The Pecans in Queen Creek Pool and Yard
Tils Construction, Inc.
Inspiration for a large traditional full sun backyard landscaping in Phoenix for summer.
Warm Welcome in Piedmont
Warm Welcome in Piedmont
Rock Paper Scissors Landscape Design Build
Inspiration for a backyard landscaping in San Francisco.
Landscape Design
Landscape Design
WINN Design+Build
Inspiration for a large contemporary full sun backyard stone landscaping in DC Metro for summer.
Mark's Backyard
Mark's Backyard
Artistic Landscapes
This is an example of a traditional backyard brick flower bed in Atlanta.
Noela Residence
Noela Residence
WhiteSpace Architects
Photo of a small tropical partial sun backyard landscaping in Hawaii.
Stone garden path off back deck
Stone garden path off back deck
Living Space Landscapes
Living Space Landscapes. Shade garden replacing turf area.
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional backyard stone garden path in Minneapolis.
Mid Century Backyard Renovation - Raleigh Hills, OR
Mid Century Backyard Renovation - Raleigh Hills, OR
Landscape East & West
Acid etched planter and water feature with a clear cedar bench Photo: Stephen Cridland
Photo of a mid-sized modern backyard stone formal garden in Portland.
Tree of Life Backyard
Tree of Life Backyard
Board & Vellum
Photo by Tina Witherspoon.
Design ideas for a mid-sized eclectic partial sun backyard stone walkway in Seattle.
Eichler Outdoor Living
Eichler Outdoor Living
Monarch Gardens, Inc.
Design ideas for a large asian full sun backyard pond in San Francisco.
Desert Oasis Backyard with Putting Green
Desert Oasis Backyard with Putting Green
Lane Design + Build
Photo of a mid-century modern full sun backyard outdoor sport court in Los Angeles.
LOTUS RIDGE
LOTUS RIDGE
Designscape Inc.
SEALIGHT STUDIOS KAUAI
This is an example of a tropical backyard landscaping in Hawaii.
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
Mid-Century River House
Mid-Century River House
CARBO Landscape Architecture
Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space
This is an example of a mid-century modern backyard landscaping in New Orleans.
Le Lux
Le Lux
Hudson Place Realty
Property marketed by Hudson Place Realty - Designed for the urban family with a 4 story extension that provides the 4/5 bedrooms so rarely available in Hoboken. With a completely open parlor floor, this exquisite home has a contemporary loft like ambiance, 3 wood burning fireplaces, a designer kitchen featuring a Wolf 48” dual fuel range, Miele dishwasher, Carrera marble island and Pietro natural stone counters. A dedicated family room, guest/children’s rooms and master suite with private sitting area with his and hers closets comprise the upper 2 floors. The garden level is spectacular and ideal for a child’s playroom, in-law suite, media room & large separate office space. The 40’ Zen inspired yard is bordered by a custom built ipe’ privacy fence & features an avant- garde design of alternating natural slate and grass with made to order ipe’ planters and gazing balls. Phillip Jeffries designer wall coverings and custom paint grace the walls throughout the interior whereas the exterior brownstone is flawless and authentic newly forged cast iron railings usher you in to this move-in ready home.
Lagom Residence
Lagom Residence
CB Architecture + Design
Eric Rorer
Inspiration for a large mid-century modern partial sun backyard outdoor playset in San Francisco.
Secret Gardens
Secret Gardens
Oliver Design Associates
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional partial sun backyard landscaping in New York.

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 132,101 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Board & Vellum and Land Art Design, 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.