Landscaping is to your backyard what interior design (the paint, wallpaper, furniture) is to the interior of your property. Everybody likes to put their unique touch on their home—make it something personal and tailored to their style and taste. It makes sense therefore to extend that treatment to your backyard.
Carefully thought-out and crafted landscaping makes the world of difference to your backyard space. It can transform the exterior of your property from a dull and uninteresting plot of land into somewhere you love to spend time relaxing, exercising, or entertaining friends and family.
The type of landscaping best suited to your property will depend entirely on you, your budget, and what you intend to use the space for. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each backyard should be as unique as the home it is attached to. The addition of some simple greenery can transform a space easily and cheaply, but if gardening isn’t your thing there are many other options to choose from.
When planning your landscaping project, it’s important to consider any central features, like a swimming pool, that you will want to design the project around. A good landscaping job will tie all the elements of your backyard space together, just like your wallpaper and furniture tie your interior rooms together.
Below are a few ideas for landscaping projects to think about when considering changing your backyard. These ideas are only designed to get you thinking about what style of backyard you may like and what elements should go into it. Each of the ideas can be endlessly customized and combined to create your unique and signature look and feel.
Plants and greenery add an extra dimension to a backyard making it feel warm, natural, and alive. Think carefully about the amount of maintenance you want to put into your backyard. If you aren’t keen on gardening opt for low maintenance trees and shrubbery that will still look great with very little input.
If you love entertaining and hosting, then a dedicated outdoor food and drink area is perfect for you, allowing you to stay in the middle of the fun while providing refreshments. Options range from a fully equipped kitchen to a small bar area.
A swimming pool is a great central feature for any backyard. Ideal for relaxation on your own, entertaining friends and family, or getting in some exercise without heading to the gym. A number of designs, shapes, and sizes are available so regardless of the space you have there is guaranteed to be a solution for you.
No backyard space would be complete without somewhere to sit. From outdoor sofas to smaller garden tables and chairs, the options for outdoor seating are endless. Whatever you pick, outdoor seating is a must-have for any backyard.
It’s nice to have some privacy in your backyard even when you get on well with your neighbours. Traditional fencing is a tried and true method of creating a private space, but it’s also worthwhile considering alternative options such as trees and shrubbery if you have space. If you are working around pre-existing walls or fencing, consider building a living wall with plants growing up the surface to add colour, life, and dimension.
Narellan Pools has plenty of experience in delivering high-quality fiberglass swimming pools to our clients throughout Canada. Our builders are experts at delivering personalised and quality work whatever the size of the project. The service we offer doesn’t end when the pool is filled. We take a holistic approach to our pool installations, helping you to design a complete backyard space perfect, carefully curated and designed to match and complement your style.
Get in touch with the team at Narellan Pools today to find out how we can help you design your ideal backyard swimming pool.