You have decided that it’s high time you did something for your backyard. For many years now, it has been bare, save for a few of your kids’ toys and playground pieces. Even with the kids’ stuff on the lawn, there is still a considerably large space that seems in desperate need of some sprucing up.
In as much as decorating a backyard can be a lot of fun; the whole idea seems rather taxing. You may be overflowing with creative juices and you can’t wait to bring your ideas into fruition. But even so, you have to admit that you still would need the help of a professional landscape designer.
Finding a capable landscape artist is very easy. All you need to do is ask around or look up listings posted on the Internet. The former is a better choice though because by asking around, you are in effect getting firsthand information about the service provider.
If you have a very good artist who is open to suggestions, converting that plain area in your backyard into a wonderful backdrop would be a breeze. However, to help get the ball rolling, here are a few suggestions you may want to refer to as you cook up wonderful design ideas to maximize the space of your backyard:
• Ensure that your landscaping artist would make use of the right plants. Before anything else, you and the provider must first agree on the type of plants and landscaping shrubs that will be used in the design. Perhaps it would be best if you looked over some landscape design pictures posted on the Internet just so you’ll have a general idea which plants, flowers and shrubs look good when grouped together.
• Build or place a gazebo in the midst of your backyard. If the design ideas presented by your landscape artist are not too intricate or if you prefer a minimalist approach with regards to plant groupings, having a gazebo built in the middle of your backyard is the wisest course of action. With a gazebo right-smack at the center of your lawn, the artist can strategically place his landscape design along the sides of the gazebo, thereby enhancing the beauty of the gazebo. It’s up to you if you want to place furniture inside the gazebo like a wicker chair or a chaise lounge.
• Add an element of water to your landscape design. How do you achieve this? You can always have a swimming pool built in your background. But if the space is barely enough to accommodate the landscape and a few design elements, you may just opt to have a man-made pond, a koi pond to be exact, built amidst the actual landscape.