Landscaping your backyard gives it some extra life and also adds value to your home.
Want to revamp your backyard to give it that extra something you feel it’s lacking? We’ve got a great list of 10 of the best unusual landscaping ideas to inject some life and vibrancy back into the outdoor areas of your home:
- The butterfly effect
Did you know that some flowers are more likely to attract butterflies than others? One great way to transform your backyard is to turn it into a butterfly sanctuary by researching and finding the right plants and flowers that attract the most butterflies.
- It’s all in the smell
It’s all very well to have a neatly kept lawn with flowers that are perfectly pruned. But what about focusing on the sensory experience of your garden? Try creating an experience for your senses in your backyard by planting a series of strongly sweet scented flowers that will add fragrance to your home.
- Create a Zen Garden
Creating a Zen Garden design is easy, it just requires some research and purchasing some rocks and stones. This is a unique way to transform your yard and is really low maintenance as well.
- Turn your backyard into a veggie patch
More and more people are turning their lawns into vegetable gardens. Not only is this is a great way to save money, but it’s fun too and something the whole family can get involved with.
- A custom built pool design
Many homeowners forgo having a pool simply because they think one won’t fit in the space they have. The fact is though that pool sizes are customizable and can be designed to fit in even the most awkward of spaces. These pools can often make for the most unusual backyard features that are both great to look at, and of course are functional as well and will need a pool pump and all of the other accessories that are necessary to have when you install a pool.
- Topiary garden
A huge Edward Scissorhands fan? Then why not transform your yard into a topiary garden even Edward himself would be proud of?
- Install a Koi Pond
Having a pond filled with beautifully coloured fish can make a wonderful addition to your home. Koi are beautiful, and a pond like this can bring serenity to your outdoor area. Just make sure that if you do decide to invest in Koi fish, you discuss with your home insurance provider about available options to make sure your investment is properly covered.
- Install a pergola
Love entertaining? Then why not have a pergola installed in your backyard so you can take the party outside whenever you want?
- Create a theme
Love cactus and succulents? Why not study the design and plants used in Mexican terraces and recreate the look in your own backyard? Theming your backyard right down to the type of plants and colours you use can be a great way to add a point of difference to your outdoor area.
- A haven for your kids
Have children who love to play outdoors? Why not transform your yard into their adventure playground? Install equipment and build them a tipi or a treehouse.
There are so many ways to transform your backyard. So get your thinking cap on and get creative with it!
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