Backyards – one of the most vital yet most neglected sections of the house. However, they can prove to be great utility areas, if designed & managed well. Just think about having your own little zoo, or a private swimming pool, or a personal barbecue station – all in your very own backyard. Interesting indeed! But when it comes to realizing the thought, most of us get perplexed and wish if we could know the recent trends of backyard designing. Well, here are some of the ideas that can help you turn your regular looking backyard into a centre of appreciation.
Garden designs, with the lawn taking central attention, and rest of garden designed around it, are largely popular. Among lawn designs, geometrical shapes are a big hit these days. Grass shaped in squares, triangles etc, separated with concrete or tiles, gives a much groomed look to the backyard. Simple and modified pergola designs with little carpentry go perfect with such lawns.
Segments & Topiaries
Where backyards are spacious enough, creatively segmenting it into different interest zones like a pets’ corner, play area for kids, bonfire circle, kitchen garden, etc. enhances utility, along with giving it an artistic touch. The various segments can be made through hedges and connected through gateway-shaped, flower and creeper laden topiaries.
For those who fantasize a perfect looking backyard with fresh green grass, but are traumatized over the thought of its maintenance, ‘Artificial Turf’ has come to your rescue. Almost as soft as natural grass and without any worries of wear & tear, mowing & watering and dead patches, it is ideal for outdoor dining area, play area and for edging.