These 3 landscape designs are sure to be ideas you've never considered, but may just be the ones you've been waiting for to perfect your backyard. Choosing landscape designs you want for your backyard can be a tough decision, and with so many popular landscapes to choose from, it's easy to see why. But these creative ideas will add visual interest to your yard and will increase your enjoyment of your outdoor space.
Water gardens are just that, landscapes where the central focus are water features. The size or elaborateness of the features depends entirely upon you. If you have enough room available, you can have a waterscape that'll be the envy of the block. In-ground ponds, waterfalls and even meandering streams can grace your landscape while offering the soothing sounds of moving water. If you're short on space, fret not! Container water gardens and fountains can help introduce the element of water without the cost or commitment of large scale water features.
Do you take pride in your garden and enjoy letting others just exactly what you're growing? If so, then a botanical garden landscape may be perfect for you. Label plants with their botanical and common names, a little information about the plant and you're well on your way to educating and informing all guess who visit your garden. There are many marker kits on the market or you can create a rustic marker by writing this information on rocks or pieces of scrap wood.
An edible landscape? Yes, edible landscapes are becoming increasingly popular as the cost of food rises and people are turning more towards home and kitchen gardens. Instead of planting ornamental varieties, why not plant things that are beautiful and edible? Lavender, berry bushes, rosemary, a variety of fruit trees and shrubs as well as countless other cultivars make wonderfully tasty additions to any landscape. They require no more upkeep than an ornamental garden with the added bonus of producing healthful and delicious for you and your family.