If your outdoor space is currently void of life save for a few weeds sticking up here and there, you're probably in need of some fresh backyard ideas to revive this area. You want to be tempted to sit outside all the time, not turned off.
Whether you prefer to fire up the BBQ or simply take lizard form and bask in the sun for hours (don't forget the SPF), your garden or outdoor area should look the part. Get your green thumb involved and plant some new leafy friends or get your patio furniture cleaned up and officially laid out. You've got options, even if you're not #blessed with a gigantic lawn, any tiny balcony or patio can still get a stylish refresh.
Raised beds are cool and all but a lot of work. And as anyone with a small backyard knows, who has the space? If you still want to grow herbs, edible plants, and flowers, container gardening is your new bestie.
It works for absolutely every type of backyard or garden space under the sun and is especially ideal for renters who want to take their plants with them. Plus, you have the chance to get creative with both the plant and the pot to make a really beautiful display. Mix it up with herbs and scented flowers. Hydrangeas look great in a container, while you can team upright florals alongside trailing plants like creeping rosemary or ivy.
Even concrete-filled patios have the chance to feel a little greener. Make your outdoor furniture pop with a matching garden plant scheme that features plants in vertical containers.
For an eye-popping display, repeat planting of wildflowers is the way to go. Choose tall-growing perennials that are colorful (and hardy). Foxgloves are an all-time fave, plus the bees love them, too. Rose mallow, hollyhocks, valerian, and globe thistles are other nice choices for bold summer color and fragrance.
Gorgeous borders make for a beautiful display in all areas of your backyard, so consider making raised borders part of your garden design if you have the space. Plant a variety of greenery and bright flowers, and build it around an outdoor dining spot for a chic and decorative finish that will make your guests feel like the center of attention.
Choosing just one pop of color is enough to make a backyard look chic and even a little expensive, sans the effort of a complete redo. Grab furniture or accent decor that matches the colors of your favorite potted flowers or use patterned pillows as your burst of florals if you don't have a green thumb.
It's all about balance when you're choosing your favorite backyard ideas. You want the space to be just as beautiful as it is functional. This yard is big, but puts all the space to good use, weaving in good garden landscaping techniques.
Missed out on Coachella? No problem. Make your backyard area or patio feel like a festival with boho touches. Investing in a cozy modular outdoor sofa, fairy lights, patterned soft furnishings, and even a fire pit and you'll be sure to ignite that same spirit in your own backyard.
If you live in California, you're going to be working with a more Mediterranean-like climate, in comparison to if your backyard is in Florida and a little more tropical. It's no secret that the climate you live in will ultimately define your garden ideas.
Outdoor spaces and trees go hand in hand, and if you're lacking these lovely plants in your backyard, we recommend buying some. If you have a tiny balcony, patio, or deck, try finding trees like olive, apple, or cherry, which do totally fine in pots.