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Five landscaping ideas that will transform your backyard

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Mika, Staff Writer

Thursday, 24 June 2021

When it comes to renovations, there are very few spaces in your home that make such a difference to your domestic experience as your backyard. 

As your very own piece of nature, a good backyard can transform your whole mood in an instant. 

Luckily, it doesn’t all have to be huge earth-moving projects with six-figure bills at the end; there are many simple and effective ideas that can transform your backyard in an instant. 

Let’s take a look at five landscaping ideas that can transform your backyard, turning it into the dream garden that you’ve always wanted! 

1. Create a stone edge around your flower beds 

Landscaping with rocks or stones is one of the best ways to transform your backyard with little effort and cost but with fantastic and noticeable results. This can be done in several different ways, including placing stones around flower beds and hedges in your yard. When doing this, try placing them in curved edges, not straight lines. The difference this little change in direction makes is quite surprising in how much more pleasing to the eye it is!

As well as flower beds, stone edges can be placed around patios, garden paths, and even as a simple rock feature. Getting hold of stones and rocks can be done quite cheaply, making this idea even more popular with garden landscapers.

2. Gravel patio

Having an open area to sit or stand in your yard, such as a patio, is essential for many yard owners. The time-consuming and expensive project of laying slabs or intricate stones can be off-putting to many of us. There is another simpler and more creative way of transforming your yard with a patio and that is a gravel patio! Simply by cleaning a section of your yard and laying gravel, you will instantly elevate the whole environment. Although you are using gravel, the possibilities for seating areas and recreation are still there. 

3. Water features

Following on to one of the most popular landscaping ideas for your yard, the water feature! Water features come in a variety of different styles and sizes. Form the most humble little birdbath, the more elaborate koi carp pond - a water feature not only transforms your yard it also provides a place to sit and relax next to the tranquil sounds of water.

4. Garden lighting   

Having a set of lights in your yard can really add a sense of atmosphere and even allow you to enjoy it in those shorter winter days. Illuminating a pathway with a set of solar lights or placing hanging lamps to light up your flowerbeds are just a few lighting landscaping ideas. Playing back and forth with how light falls onto your yard can be a real treat to the senses.

5. Outdoor seating

While it might seem shockingly simple, adding a form of outdoor seating to your backyard can be of the most rewarding landscaping ideas. Choose from a variety of materials and sizes depending on the desired look of your garden. A simple stone bench set on stone pillars is just one idea that can blend seamlessly with the green and natural look of a backyard - though the choices are endless!

To sum up   

As we have seen, it doesn’t take hours of your time or a vast bank account to transform the look of your backyard. Just a few right choices and a hint of creative flair are all you need to bring back that wow factor in your garden. Once you have decided on how you will transform your own backyard, why not use Bark and search for the best landscaper in your area to do the job. This will leave you to sit back and reap the rewards.   

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