There are many ways to freshen up the landscaping around your backyard. Not only does it make the backyard look a little nicer, but it also adds value to your home. So without further ado, here are some simple backyard landscaping ideas. See which ones work for you.

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. - Charles Lindbergh

Dining Area

Folding benches are just the start
A folding bench that converts to a table. Source: Amazon

Having an outdoor dining space can be a great way to bond with the family and enjoy your backyard. As far as landscaping ideas for backyard go, this one is very versatile. Will you go with a simple picnic table or a more elaborate gazebo? Here are some ideas for what to put in your backyard to enjoy food with the family.

  • Wooden table
  • Bench
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Umbrella
  • Patio furniture
  • Wicker chairs
  • Fire pit
  • Grill
  • Cement patio
  • Large tree stump
  • Umbrella

Water Feature

Here's a great way to spice up the yard
Waterfall in the backyard. Source: Amazon

Here’s a great way to relax outdoors: install a water feature in your backyard. Landscaping ideas for backyards rarely come this relaxing. So get ready to enjoy the soothing sounds of water running.


Do you like symmetry?
Parallel lines draw the eye. Source: Home de Cort

Never underestimate the power of parallel lines. Go crazy with geometric patterns that draw the eye. This is perfect for low maintenance landscaping ideas.

Have Fun with Your Plants

Never underestimate brick walls
Brick walls provide looks and boarders. Source: Marget of York

Crawling vines can be made to grow along fences, walls, or even other plants. Get creative with your yard and enjoy it for everything it’s worth. Simple landscaping ideas are the best.

Wind Chimes

Wind chimes look and sound nice
The pleasant sound of wind chimes. Source: Bored Art

Another one of the easier landscaping ideas is to hang up some wind chimes. They look great, sound cool, and warn you of bad weather. Hang them from your porch, patio, or tree. Anywhere that looks right to you.

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