Outdoor Design Secrets to Create the Perfect Backyard

You want to love your backyard, but with so many options for pools, furnishings, landscaping and outdoor living structures, it can get overwhelming. Many people give up before they even get started. The result is a blank and underutilized yard.

The Perfect Backyard

Creating the ultimate oasis in your backyard involves more than just buying patio furniture and calling it a day. The formula for constructing a visually appealing backyard involves the use of elements that would work well in any outdoor living space. Once you know the “secret recipe” of outdoor design, you can transform your yard into an impressive sanctuary that reflects your personality. Click To Tweet

Provide a Focal Point

Before you begin to elevate your outdoor space, take some time to determine where the heart of your yard will be. For many homeowners, a patio or pool is the main focus of a backyard. The focal point should be where you spend the most time. This will be the area that draws people’s eyes as they enter your yard. Some ideas for a focal point:

  • Pool with lush flora and fauna surrounding it
  • A sculpture
  • A covered patio or pergola with seating
  • A fire pit or fireplace with seating around it
  • A beautiful garden

Put Thought Into Lighting

Many homeowners never change or add outdoor lighting to their backyards once they move in. However, new homes usually have the bare minimum when it comes to lights. To create ambiance and increase safety, it’s all about choosing the right type of lighting fixtures. For accent lighting, consider soft, warm lights. For task lighting, go for medium level lighting (no more than 60 watts).

Go Big on Landscaping

With a large backyard, you have the option to landscape yourself…but should you?  There are many things that only professional landscapers with experience are aware of when choosing plants, building retaining walls and creating drainage systems.  Without this knowledge and expertise, homeowners are not only risking damage to their property but a decrease in the value of their home. When implementing a landscape design, keep it will be the backdrop for your entire backyard. It will make a huge impact, so don’t be afraid to put a lot into it.

Don’t Forget Smell

When you walk outside, you should be greeted with the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. Freshly cut grass, aromatic jasmine, and pine combine to create an entire experience. There are hundreds of gorgeous plants to choose from, but for a space that smells as good as it looks, try one of these:

  • Lilac tree
  • Jasmine
  • Roses
  • Gardenia
  • Plumeria

A Welcoming Atmosphere

You can create a welcoming atmosphere in your backyard by incorporating some of these features. Your family and friends will undoubtedly appreciate the retreat you offer them.

Contact Us to start designing your dream backyard in or around The Woodlands, TX.