10 Landscaping Ideas To Upgrade Your Backyard

BY KRISTEN GARRIDO

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping involves using drought-resistant plants, gravel, and rocks to create a water-efficient landscape.  It's perfect for arid climates or areas prone to water shortages.

Cooking Herb Garden

Growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your backyard allows you to enjoy fresh, organic herbs for cooking right at home.

Tropical Paradise

Designing a tropical paradise with lush foliage, palm trees, and exotic plants creates a resort-like atmosphere in your backyard.

Rock Formations

Creating a rock garden with boulders, gravel, and drought-tolerant plants adds texture, interest, and visual appeal to your backyard.

Fruit Tree Orchard

Planting a fruit tree orchard with a variety of fruit-bearing trees like apple, pear, cherry, and peach provides homegrown produce and shade. 

Mediterranean Inspired

Creating a Mediterranean oasis with olive trees, lavender, rosemary, and terracotta pots evokes the beauty and romance of the Mediterranean coast.

Japanese Zen

Creating a Japanese Zen garden with gravel, rocks, moss, and carefully pruned trees promotes relaxation, mindfulness, and tranquility.

Cactus and Succulents

Designing a cactus and succulent garden with drought-tolerant plants like cacti, succulents, and agaves adds texture, color, and sculptural beauty.

Bird Sanctuary

Making a bird sanctuary with bird feeders, bird baths, and native plants attracts birds and provides habitat, food, and water for local bird species.

Pollinator Garden

Planting a pollinator garden with a variety of native flowers, shrubs, and trees attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to your backyard.

Flower Garden

Planting a flower garden or a wildflower meadow with a mix of native wildflowers creates a naturalistic and biodiverse landscape.

These backyard essentials will uplevel your home in an instant and make you want to spend the entire summer outside!