As lovers of the outdoors and nature in general, we’re always searching for new and fresh ways to spruce up the backyard or garden and today we found some really interesting ideas which could really change the game. These backyard creations can elevate the landscape to a whole new level. Each of the following backyard ideas is based on a different concept and we’ll explore them each more closely through some inspiring images.
Grass, gravel and concrete
There are plenty of material combinations to explore so let us offer a few suggestions. The combination of concrete and gravel is pretty common and can be used to create some really interesting landscape designs. Modern and contemporary backyards and gardens often employ these materials. Grass is the third elements that completes the look.
Flagstone is another option and there are plenty of different ways in which you can use it. Flagstone patios are really charming and in the garden you can create a very beautiful walkway among the trees and plant beds. We find the organic forms of the step stones to be wonderfully charming and full of character.
Wood is one of the most common and versatile materials you can use in a garden or backyard. Wooden furniture is one of the first things that comes to mind. So consider building some custom benches or seats out of wood and making them a part of your backyard landscape. The seat and planter combo is another option worth exploring.
Cranes, flamingos and other similar birds have become popular decorations for a lot of gardens and yards. Turn your own garden into an open aviary. Of course, we’re talking about lawn decorations and ornaments, not real birds and animals.
Although not the most common type, metal planters are starting to gain popularity thanks to their unique appearances and unusual designs. The rusty finish is a big part of their charm. This sort of metallic planters can look very charming in a lot of settings, including rustic, traditional and even modern gardens.
String art is something you expect to see inside a house, not out in the garden. But why limit yourself to wall decorations when you can also use this technique to turn your garden into an outstanding and magical space? String art can have a decorative role but can also be really practical, helping to keep plants and vegetables off the ground and guiding them so they can grow healthy and beautiful.
We already mentioned how beautiful a water feature can be in a garden but let’s explore the idea a little bit more. Depending on the location and preferences, you can opt for something small and simple like a fountain or for something bigger such as a pond. Ponds open a whole new world of design possibilities as you can decorate them with bridges, walkways, sculptures and lots of other things.
Rocks and boulders
Instead of searching for artificial decorations and ornaments for your garden why not use the things nature offers us? This includes things like stones and boulders. Use them as decorations or turn them into seats and tables.
You can use stones to build all sorts of things such as a fountain or a fire pit. You can also use stones to create pathways in the garden or to mark certain interesting features.
Of course, some of the ideas we’ve presented can be quite expensive but there are ways to save money and to also be eco-friendly at the same time. We’re talking about recycling. So check your storage and garage and take out any old wood and furniture you have lying around and give them a new purpose.