Outdoor Landscaping Ideas

Residential backyard landscape

As the days grow longer and temperatures get warmer, families gravitate to the outdoors to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Make the most of your backyard and personalize your outdoor living space with these creative landscaping ideas from experienced professionals at The Grounds Guys®, with options to suit every type of lifestyle and any size of yard or budget.

Install a Fire Pit

Outdoor fire pit in backyard

A custom outdoor fireplace or fire pit is the perfect combination of beauty and functionality which provides light, warmth, and ambiance to your patio or backyard. Choose from a multitude of design and material options such as brick, stone, or concrete and a fuel source that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

Build a Raised Vegetable Garden

Raised vegetable garden in backyard

Poor soil conditions, space limitations, and physical restrictions can be a deterrent to vegetable gardening for many, but a raised bed is the ideal solution that can be configured to suit any backyard landscape. Loose, rich, easily accessible soil stays warmer above ground for an extended growing season with fewer weeds and minimal bending.

Add Hardscaping

Residential hardscaping

Hardscape is any non-living component of a landscape made from either man-made materials or natural elements such as stone or wood. Whether decorative or functional, hardscaping can help to provide a focal point or add definition to your outdoor space. Options include:

  • Retaining walls
  • Stone, concrete, or brick patios
  • Walkways
  • Fencing
  • Decks
  • Gazebos
  • Pergolas
  • And more!

Be Creative with Lighting

Outdoor lighting in residential backyard

There is no need to head inside after the sun goes down with strategically placed outdoor lighting. In addition to highlighting key features of your landscape, a well-designed lighting scheme also provides safe secure. passage around your property. Choose a variety of different lighting types. and styles for best results including string lights, pendant lights, floodlights. and more.

Plant a Perennial Garden

Perennial garden in backyard

Perennial plants provide you with beautiful blooms and foliage year after year and are the basis of any great landscape design. Our team of experts is trained and experienced in the field of horticulture and can help you choose the perfect mix of plants to help you achieve the look you desire.

Create an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchen in backyard

An outdoor kitchen lets you join in the fun with the tools and equipment you need to prepare and serve delicious food and drinks from the comfort of your backyard. Choose your components based on your budget, space, and lifestyle, with options that include:

  • Outdoor grill
  • Cooktop
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Wine fridge
  • Sink
  • Barseating
  • Storage space
  • Task lighting
  • And more!

Plant Native Vegetation

Native ornamental grasses in residential landscape

Native plants and grasses require less maintenance and water, readily adapt to the local climate, and are naturally resistant to native pests and disease. By eliminating the need for pesticides, you can help to protect the environment while providing a vital habitat for birds, insects, and other species.

Install Terracing Garden Beds

Terracing garden beds in backyard

Turn your sloped yard to your advantage by adding one or more terraces filled with flowers or vegetables. Reinforce the structure with a retaining wall constructed from wood, stone, concrete blocks, or other materials, and complete the look with a set of steps for easy access.

Contact The Grounds Guys for Outdoor Landscaping and Hardscaping

Extend your interior living space with these outdoor landscaping ideas and create a relaxing oasis where your family and friends can come to unwind, celebrate, and make a lifetime of memories. Contact The Grounds Guys to learn more about our wide array of residential landscaping services and to request a free estimate today!