Are you tired of spending time indoors but have no convenient public parks or gardens within walking distance? With the right landscape design, your yard can become an outdoor space that acts as a mini-vacation destination. Even small yards can provide this type of getaway feel. Below are some tips for transforming your outdoors into a place you can’t wait to visit.
Small Backyard Landscape Design Ideas
1. Create an Outdoor Lounge Area
Whether you choose a central location or tuck it away in a corner of the yard, an outdoor lounging space provides a comfortable change of pace when you’re sick of being cooped up in the house. Start with an outdoor rug and top it with some all-season yard furniture. Surround it with potted plants and shrubs for privacy and you'll practically forget you're only a few steps from home.
2. Install an Outdoor Kitchen
Many outdoor kitchens include a barbecue grill, a cooktop, sink and faucet, and even a wood-burning pizza oven—everything you need to prepare a full meal. It's a terrific way to spend time outdoors, and it's ideal for hosting dinner parties or holiday get-togethers. As a bonus, cooking outdoors keeps you from overheating the house in summer and helps minimize air conditioning costs.
3. Consider a Water Feature
Few landscape design ideas bring as much relaxation as the sound of running water. Whether you have room for a full stonework waterfall or just a small fountain and bird feeder, you'll adore the tranquil feel your sanctuary provides. Add a small patio made of brick pavers, and you can eat breakfast outdoors to the sound of burbling water and birdsong.
For gorgeous landscape design ideas that will transform your yard into a destination, contact Edgefield Plant & Stone Center in Greensboro, NC. We are a female-owned business that's been serving Guilford County and beyond for more than 30 years. We specialize in stonework and garden design as well as attractive shrubs, perennials, and shade trees. Visit our website to view a gallery of completed projects or call us at (336) 662-0081 to schedule a consultation.