Backyard Design Plans

Backyard landscaping ideas are different than front yard designs which are generally created for entry convenience, curb appeal, and flashy appealfor the rest of the world to see.

Usually of a more personal design, backyards are created for privacy, entertaining, a garden area, and relaxing. You don't usually see any patios, swimming pools, barbeques, or garden ponds in the front yards of most homes.

With these types of hardscape elements in mind, most of the budget for most folks goes into the backyard rather than other areas of the property. Along with creating privacy, the entertainment, relaxing, and play areas such as pools and patios can demand quite a bit more of the budget.

And while it may be tempting to create an incedible front yard, it's always a good idea to first see how much of the budget your backyard paradise is going to use before planning the other areas.

Hardscaping And Recreational Landscape Design Considerations

Before we get to the plans, pictures, and layouts listed below there are several considerations that may be within the scope of of your project that could be entire projects within themselves -

  • Patio Design Ideas
  • Swimming Pool Ideas For Backyards
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Outdoor Fireplaces
  • Ponds Or Waterfeatures
  • Backyard Play Areas For Children
  • Additional Parking Ideas

A Backyard On A Steep Slope

Problems with steep slopes and hillsides aren't confined to just backyards. While a slope, hillside, or steep grade can be a problem in any landscape design, enclosed yards will have some special considerations in regards to drainage and space. See steep slopes or hillsides as well as watch the following video that deals specifically with a steep sloped backyard.