Design, Installation

April 23, 2019

Landscape Design Ideas Come to Life in a Small Backyard

If you’re a homeowner with a small backyard, then you know that limited space can sometimes feel like a roadblock to landscape design. But when backed by a team of creative designers, innovative landscape design ideas can replace these concerns. As new features and amenities are added to your backyard, you’ll be surprised to learn how functional your small outdoor space can be — and how possible it is to bring your dream landscape to life.

Today, we’ll share an example from the Green Impressions portfolio that showcases how we helped one homeowner make the most of a limited backyard area.

Adding an Entertainment Area to a Small Backyard

When the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) asked 808 professionals to rank which residential outdoor design elements would be most popular in 2018, these landscape design ideas were most in demand:

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fire pits and fireplaces
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor seating and dining areas

While one Rocky River homeowner knew this was the perfect line-up for their backyard entertainment space, they also recognized the challenge of weaving it all into a limited area. Combining creative designs with professional installation techniques, the team at Green Impressions was able to do just that. before-photo-backyardBefore photo of the backyard. (Source: Green Impressions)

Natural bluestone pavers used in the walkway and dining space complemented the sandstone foundations of the remodeled century home. The same materials were also used in the fire pit area, including the seating walls which maximize guest comfort.

after-backyard-photoAfter photo of the backyard. (Source: Green Impressions)

In addition to Vista LED landscape lighting, the newly transformed backyard also included a plethora of perennial plants in seasonal colors. Not only do these plants add to the beauty of the space, but they also create a more private, courtyard-like feel that shields outside distractions.

Just because you have a small backyard doesn’t mean your dream landscape is out of reach. By working with a professional like Green Impressions, you’ll have landscape experts in your corner who will work to bring your landscape design ideas to life. To get started, request your free consultation with us today


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