Designing Your Backyard

March 31, 2021
Your Backyard Design Style

Having a beautiful, inviting, and supremely divine outdoor paradise in your backyard is like turning your home into a lovely vacation spot—one that you get to enjoy on a daily basis.

Creating the perfect backyard paradise is easy when you have the right team to help you. Here are some great ideas to help you start figuring out how to have your idyllic backyard oasis.

Install a Rockery

A rockery is a beautiful way to create an interesting landscape to your home. It’s also a great way to utilize our climate in the Puget Sound Area. Rockeries not only allow for a natural look and feel but also offer a wide range of style options. Rockery boulders come in many sizes (half-man to two-man), shapes (flat or round), and colors (white, grey, rose, and more!).

Adding a rockery can create a feel of calming and zen to your space, offering stress relief and a peaceful atmosphere welcoming to both family and guests. Fill the spaces between the stones with succulents, grasses, perennial flowers, or other preferred plants to finish the look.

Add a Water Feature

Perhaps you’d like to add a water feature, like a pond or even a pool, depending on the size and scope of your yard. We can design anything, big or small, simple to luxurious. As you’re dreaming your back yard design, remember to consider how much time you’re willing to devote to maintenance. Large ponds and pools regular routine care, usually twice per year at fall and spring seasons.

Install a Waterfall

Create an instant sense of tranquility with a beautiful waterfall. We’ve all seen the incredible waterfalls that Washington has to offer, especially in the springtime. But it’s not always realistic to go drive to those places, especially in the middle of a busy work week. Add this incredible water feature to your yard and experience the rippling sounds of rushing water at all times.

Love to fall asleep to the sound of water? Consider placing your water feature near to your bedroom windows to hear the sounds all night long.

Install an Outdoor Shower

An outdoor shower on your property can add a sense of romanticism to your life. Depending on how private your yard is, you may choose to leave the shower open or enclose the sides with walls or curtains. Whichever you choose, definitely leave the ceiling open so that you can enjoy the sunshine, stars, or even rain as all of the elements will set a different and beautiful scene.

Create a Cozy Lounge & Fire Pit

A fire pit in your yard is the perfect way to entertain guests — or just yourself. Along with the crackle and glow of the fire pit, they offer a charming centerpiece to the yard area that requires extremely little maintenance. Additionally, they can be used year round. While we tend to do most of our outdoor activities in the summertime, you can still use your fire pit in the winter to keep warm and cozy in the evenings.

If you’re looking to create a fanciful backyard realm and would like to discuss what design ideas you’re excited to create, talk to some of our designers here at B&D Rockeries for a free brainstorming session and estimate. We’d love to work with you to make the outdoor paradise of your dreams. Contact us at 866-796-7801 or fill out our form here.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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