Transform your backyard or front yard design with our unique ideas and projects
Updating your home’s landscaping is a great way to increase the value of your property and create outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining. Whether you want to focus on increasing your curb appeal with a reimagined front yard, create a backyard retreat with dining and entertaining areas, or both, there are many options and features to consider. Use the information below to start determining what you want in your new landscape.
In the backyard you can create a space for entertaining friends and family complete with an outdoor kitchen, fire feature, pool and more, or you could create a lush garden that attracts wildlife and allows you to relax and reflect.
Embrace the indoor-outdoor lifestyle by transforming your backyard into a comfortable retreat with these landscaping ideas:
FRONT YARD LANDSCAPING
In the front yard, you could amp up curb appeal with a beautiful walkway, or take out your lawn in favour of an eco-friendly garden.
Make your neighbours jealous by creating a front yard landscape that’s both beautiful and welcoming:
How do We design your landscape?
Before you start digging, you’ll need to have a plan in mind. Start with these 4 steps:
Outline: Start with a rough sketch of your property or area to be worked on. This doesn’t have to be to scale at this point, but should include any permanent features such as your house, shed, large trees or shrubs that are staying in place, areas that are currently paved, patios, pools, etc.
Measure: Take that rough sketch outside and measure everything. Note the measurements on the sketch. Note where windows and doors are for views and traffic patterns, and also where water faucets and electrical outlets are.
Transfer: Transfer your property map to graph paper and draw to scale; this will become your master copy. Make note of sun and shade patterns, wind-prone areas, slopes, etc.
Trace: Use tracing paper over the top of your master copy and begin experimenting with designs.
Everyone dreams of having at least a small garden in their home. However, with urban living in small apartments, often, the balconyor terrace is the only option for setting up a small garden. Creating a green space not only is therapeutic but adds beauty to the house. For those who value plants and want to include them in their home, we’ve put together these balcony garden design ideas for inspiration.
Read on for tips on choosing low-maintenance balcony plants, ideas on the type of containers to use in the balcony or terrace as well as design ideas on creating a perfect garden within the limited space.
It’s pointless to buy a variety of colourful plants to beautify the balcony garden without knowing whether the conditions are suitable for the survival of the plants. Each species of plant requires a certain set of weather conditions to thrive. For example, some plants do well in sunny balconies whereas others need shade to look their best.
In general, balconies on higher floors get more sunlight as they aren’t obstructed by walls, neighbouring buildings or trees. Therefore, when looking for the best potted plants for balcony gardens, one can even consider growing fruit trees such as pomegranate or lemon in pots. For the lower floors, where most balconies are in the shade, ferns and other plants that don’t require much sunlight will work best.
As we mentioned earlier, one should choose the right type of plant depending on the location of the balcony as well as the weather.
Plants for low balconies: Since sunlight is limited in a balcony garden on a lower floor, shade plants are the most suited for them.
Plants for windy balconies: When a balcony is located in a place with strong winds, then the type of plant should be able to withstand those conditions. Therefore, it’s advisable to avoid plants with a thin stem that can easily break.
Balcony gardens with ample afternoon sun: In this type of balcony, plants that handle the harsh sunlight are ideal.
Plants that require morning sunlight: The early morning sun is much milder than the afternoon sun, so flowering plants that require partial shade will suit these spaces well.
Enclosed balconies :
In the case of covered balconies, air circulation can affect the plant growth. However, one can use indoor plants that not only thrive in such conditions but also purify the air in the balcony.
It's advisable to get help from an expertlike us before choosing designs and plants for the balcony.
Besides the types of plants, the design of the garden will depend on the amount of space available in the area. Choosing the right layout and design can improve the look of the balcony without making it appear cramped.
Vertical garden : For tiny apartment balcony garden ideas, consider installing a vertical garden to save space. Fixing a vertical garden system with drip irrigation makes this a low-maintenance option for a garden in the balcony.
Pergola : In a larger balcony or terrace, a pergola is an excellent solution for providing a cosy seating are in the shade. Surrounding the area with potted plants or balcony planters creates a charming green space for relaxation or entertaining.