If someone is interested in increasing the beauty of their backyard, a fence alone is usually not going to do the trick. However, landscaping around the fence can be a great way to add some color and excitement to the yard. It is also a great way to minimize the visual effect that the fence has on the overall backyard decor.
If someone is landscaping around their fence because they want the fence to be less noticeable, they should consider putting mature plants in the ground. This will give them the effect they are looking for without having to wait for the plants to grow. However, if time is not a concern, they could save money by instead planting young plants by the fence.
There are few things nicer on a spring day than walking into the backyard and smelling the beautiful fragrance of flowers. In order to keep that scent in the yard for as long as possible, plant them next to a tall, solid fence. It will help keep the scent from dissipating as quickly as it would if it were in a more open area of the backyard.
Backyard Landscaping Ideas Along Fence
When it comes to crossing the neighbor’s property lines, having plants reach over is just as big of an offense as putting the fence on their yard. For that reason, homeowners should be careful not to plant anything on their fence that may grow wild and disrupt their neighbor’s yard. In particular, English Ivy is one plant to stay away from because it is very difficult to control.
Landscaping a backyard fence is a great way to beautify the backyard while minimizing the visual effects of the fence. Planting flowers next to a fence is a great way to maintain their beautiful fragrance, but it is important that the plants do not cross into a neighbor’s property. If someone landscapes their fence properly, it can significantly increase the beauty of their yard.
There are as many ways to landscape a back garden, as there are ideas that the imagination can create. First however, there are considerations to take into account.
- Size of back garden or yard
- Soil quality
- Tree coverage
- Seasons of the year
These items are important to consider because they determine the type of plants you will plant, where you will plant them and how many plants you will plant. Following are some ideas for your garden landscaping:
- Plant beds with pathways
To have pathways in your backyard is a nice complement to your home. They can be areas where you put down mulch or sea shells and lay bricks or some type of stone around them to define them. Yes this requires some expense and work but it is well worth it when completed. Planting flower/plant beds around the pathways creates a relaxing and enjoyable use of backyard space.
Many people have an all grass back garden. This is particular true for families with pets that need an area to run around in and use the bathroom. Grass is fairly easy to maintain. It requires mowing and weeding but overall it is a good choice for a family that wants minimal maintenance.
- Fenced in backyard
Fencing in a garden is a good idea if you have pets. It’s also great in the privacy that it presents. Inside the fence, the yard can be landscaped however you want to do it; all grass, pathways, plants and grass.
- Pool with a concrete or stone deck
If there is room and within budget, adding a pool, particularly in warm climates is an ideal way to landscape your back yard or garden. Around the pool you can have any type of decking that you desire; stone, concrete, brick, plants in beds. Pools are great places to have social events as well. Add a grill near the pool and you have just the right ingredients for a wonderful party.
- Screened in porch
Adding a screened in porch to your backyard is always an attractive alternative. Screen porches provide for night time relief from mosquitoes and bugs that like to come out at night. Most also have a patio with them that can include a grill and chairs with plants in beds around them.
A Jacuzzi is a wonderful part of any backyard. Many commercials are seen with people in Jacuzzi sipping wine in a backyard. They make a romantic and pleasant get away right at home.
Landscaping your backyard is an exciting and thoughtful project to complete. Think about how you want to make use of it and do it!