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If you have backyard drainage problems, you need backyard drainage solutions, and a quick Google search will return millions of results offering advice on everything from trenches and piping to re-grading and French drains. These engineering-driven efforts are important ways to deal with swamping, erosion, flooding and water that’s flowing towards buildings. But if you’re … Continue reading 3 smart and beautiful drainage solutions to transform your backyard
Outdoor living has never been more popular, but if all you’ve got is a big patch of lawn you’ll have trouble lounging, cooking, dining and doing a host of other outdoor pastimes. Enter the deck and patio, two practical and often very beautiful additions to the backyard landscape whose primary purpose is to maximize your … Continue reading Deck vs patio: Which one is best for your yard?
Whether you consider them garden guardians, sneaky spirits or tacky tchotchkes, the garden gnome has come a long way from its early days in 19th century Germany. Today, you can find female gnomes, inappropriate gnomes and sophisticated gnomes alongside the brightly painted classic we all recognize from the 1960s. As all things midcentury modern come … Continue reading Cheeky garden gnome ideas for a whimsical backyard design
When it’s constructed properly, a garden waterfall can turn a small city yard into an urban oasis and give a sprawling rural property a stunning focal point. When it’s planned and built poorly, however, a garden waterfall is at best a passing regret and at worst an expensive restoration project. If you’d like to add … Continue reading Want a garden waterfall? Avoid these 6 mistakes
Your tiny urban escape deserves to be loved just as much that large country estate down the road. And here’s the good news: your backyard design dollar will have more impact when it’s spent on a small yard. We’ve put together these small garden landscaping ideas to help you dream big for your small space. … Continue reading Small garden landscaping ideas you’ll want to steal
Why you should plan for a pool (and not the other way around). Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Isn’t that how it goes? What about “measure twice; cut once?” When it comes to installing a pool or hot tub without a larger backyard design plan, it can often feel like you’re setting … Continue reading How To Design A Yard With An Existing Pool or Hot Tub
Having a beautiful yard is not just a sign of pride; it’s also a great way to increase the curb appeal and value of your home (and perhaps, get some longing looks from your neighbours). When it comes to landscape design and building projects, it’s always a great idea to enlist a professional’s help. Using … Continue reading 5 Steps to Design The Yard of Your Dreams
A new pool is a fantastic addition to any backyard. Besides providing your family and friends with a fun way to cool down in the summer heat, a new pool is an excellent opportunity to launch a backyard design and build project. One of the biggest challenges is creating a backyard design that makes proper … Continue reading How To Design A Backyard Around Your New Pool
One backyard often has to do double duty. The adults want a relaxing retreat. The kids want a space for games and adventures. We’re firm believers that you can come up with a backyard design kids will love without sacrificing your own need for an outdoor escape—and these 11 ideas will help get you there. … Continue reading How to Design a Backyard Your Kids Will Love (And You Will Too)
When it comes to creating the outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of, there are a few different options for making that dream a reality. Depending on your objectives, you might need a landscaper, a landscape professional, a landscape designer, a landscape architect, or if your goals are particularly ambitious, you’ll need everyone to make … Continue reading Do You Really Need A Landscape Architect?