A Spectacular Spring

A Spectacular Spring

Hardscaping Ideas For Small Backyards

by Terri Holmes

If you have always been at odds with your small backyard and assume that many of the landscaping plans that your friends and family have implemented in their backyards won't work with your limited square footage, you can be reassured that you can still achieve a beautiful landscape. This includes hardscaping, which involves using pavers, brick, and other non-living materials to landscape your property. Luckily, with some planning and the right materials, you can utilize hardscaping in your smaller backyard. Here are a few ideas for you to try.

Choose One Paving Material and Color 

Instead of purchasing pavers, blocks, and other materials in a variety of colors, stick with a singular color. For example, if you choose a lighter color, such as light gray, it will pull the backyard together, making the area seem larger than it actually is. If you want some variety, choose different styles of pavers, utilize gravel or cobblestone, or lay the pavers in unique patterns to make your backyard stand out.

Pick a Singular Focus

You have always wanted an amazing backyard with a huge seating area, a fountain, and a gazebo. However, because your backyard cannot accommodate a lot of different features, choose a singular focal point, instead. For instance, place a small fountain in the center of the backyard. Remember, that because your space is limited, you will want to choose a feature that is not so large that it will take up a lot of square footage in your backyard.

Incorporate Flowers and Shrubs Carefully

If you want to include a flower bed, some shrubs, or other living landscaping into your backyard design, utilize a few hardscaping tricks to ensure that you are not taking up valuable square footage with these features. For example, create a raised bed with pavers around the perimeter of your backyard. This will allow you to add some color to the area without taking away space that could be better utilized by seating or another hardscaping feature.

Create a Backyard Patio

Finally, if your backyard is very small and you want to enjoy the space as much as possible, consider hardscaping the entire area that turns your backyard into a large patio. In addition to getting the most out of your backyard space, if you remove all of the grass, flowers, and shrubs, you will not need to spend your time mowing, weeding, or trimming hedges.

With a few simple tips and tricks, it is possible to include hardscaping in your overall landscaping plan for your small backyard.

For more information, contact a company like Precision Hardscapes & Excavating LLC.


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!