That special area meant for your own personal enjoyment!
it, front yard landscaping is a public
thing, more for everyone who passes by
your property than for you living there. That front landscaping creates 'curb appeal.'
But the only chance most homeowners have to enjoy their
front yard is when they are leaving for work or returning home.
In contrast to
that, backyard landscaping is more for you and your family. It's
often called 'outdoor
living space.' Whether
you're out back playing with the kids, swimming, gardening,
grilling, or just plain relaxing on your deck or patio, chances are you
spend a great deal more time in your backyard than in front.
Therefore, it only makes sense to have attractive backyard landscaping for
your own personal enjoyment and privacy.
Most backyards have much more
space to work with than other areas of your property, so it's possible to use a few
larger trees and shrubs that wouldn't fit in a more constricted front
Garden Gates & Shrub Borders
Backyard landscaping allows much more
room for landscape features like garden gates and shrub borders.
Creating a shrub border enclosure around the perimeter of your
backyard can soften architectural features, create privacy, and
provide a feeling of security.
An open gate or archway adds mystery by drawing a garden visitor's
eye and imagination to the garden on the other side. There doesn't
even have to be that much there if an archway is carefully placed.