This compact backyard needed a serious makeover to get rid of overgrown weeds and mud.
Image: A. Ricker Land and Design LLC
Trellises, trees, shrubs, and a deck give dimension while increasing living space — and home value. Mulch and pea gravel are easy-care choices for a grass-challenged space.
Sloped backyards can be tough for entertaining. But with clever design — and some serious digging — you can reclaim your yard.
Image: Kendall Jones
A rock retaining wall maintains the slope’s structural integrity while carving out space for conversation. FYI - This project did require a pro to ensure the wall was stable.
Pets are tough on grass, from dug-out holes to urine spots — so what kind of backyard makeover works for a dog-loving homeowner?
Image: Teamturf NZ
Today’s artificial turf is a lot more natural looking. It costs between $5 and $20 per square foot, but you’ll save on maintenance — and time.
This abandoned concrete patio and retaining wall are hardly inspiring. But landscape designer Eric Dickinson transformed it with a few creative backyard ideas.
Image: Build with Perspective
Dickinson reinvented the old retaining wall into an elevated dining area. A little faux turf (instead of the old concrete patio) keeps the rest of the yard effortlessly green.