Tips To Help You Plan And Install Your Best Backyard Design

The design of your backyard can provide you with an array of attractive vegetation that also gives you a relaxing outdoor space for activities and relaxation. However, to get your backyard into the right form, you need to design it with the right elements. Here are some recommendations to help you plan and install the right type of landscape design for your yard.

Select Vegetation

The vegetation you choose for your backyard can include plants and vegetation that you love and also varieties that do well in your climate. Whether you live in the south and have a desert climate or a humid and hot climate, or you live in the northeast where you experience extreme winters, be sure you do some research on the vegetation you want to add and make sure it will survive in the climate. 

You most likely want to plant some trees in your backyard to provide shade and a natural habitat for animals. If you live in the southwest, you may want to plant a Pink Dogwood, Purple Robe Locust, Desert Willow, or Tonto Crape Myrtle to have some colorful blooms in your yard. To help save on your water use, consider adding in drought-tolerant vegetation and cacti. Talk to your landscape professional about arranging a design and plan for your backyard vegetation.

Install Hardscaping

Another important feature for you to consider adding to your backyard landscaping is hardscape to provide structure and stability around your vegetation choices. You can install a concrete edge around your bedding areas to separate the mulch from the lawn and to keep your lawn from growing into your flowers and shrubbery. 

You can also look at installing a patio made of concrete, paving stones, or a combination of the two. You can accent the edges of your concrete patio slab with a variety of shaped stone slabs or a decorative gravel area. Gravel is also a good mulch material that you can place around your trees and shrubbery, especially when it is a decorative rock, such as river pebbles, river rocks, pea gravel, or crushed granite. 

If you choose to add rock to your landscaping, be aware that some rocks can make it difficult to pull weeds that may sprout. For example, river rocks and angular crushed rock can be difficult to pull weeds by hand. Be sure you and your landscaper plan to line the foundation of the gravel area with a landscaping fabric material to keep down the weed growth. You can also use herbicide to help keep the weeds from taking over your decorative gravel areas. Find backyard design services in your area today.