How to design my backyard to look like a beautiful serene park?

by Twe27815915
  5 answers
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Apr 09, 2018

    Hello! Here are some before and after photos for you to get some ideas to change your backyard. Click on the link below to view and scroll through. Disregard the ads that appear throughout. Good luck!

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 09, 2018

    This where a landscape planner comes in handy. It wasn’t all that much to have the planner/ designer draw up a plan. They should come out and evaluate the area. At the time I used the service my place was a blank slate. No curb appeal at all.

  • How fun! Google and study landscape options on line making note of features you would love in your space. If at all possible, hire a landscape architect. They can guide you through the process and suggest options you may have overlooked. Here are a few sites to get you started.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Apr 09, 2018

    I guess that starts with your definition of serene. Everyone's different. At this point I'd like cement, just kind of kidding. But seriously, how much work do you want to devote to your space? Is a lawn important to you? Do you like flowers? Do you like sectioned off spaces with a purpose for each space such as a fire pit, a cooking section an eating section a sitting area...? So what's important to you? Plus what's your weather like and what's your budget? Are you willing to wait for it to develop or do you want instant gratification? If you want a patio for instance,do you like paver that are all the same size and in a pattern or do you like to mix it up and have different sizes and maybe just be carefree with the layout? Do you like an organic feel like paver that are not cut into a shape but are random such as slate can be? Do you like a cottage feel or an Asian inspired space? Those are just a very few things to consider, once you can narrow down what you are looking for but very specific not just serene, then you can move forward. Yes go on line pinterest is great,but also those gardens took time and are work,so don't get to inspired until you can be sure that you have the time and love for the work involved. Also figure out your budget and be realistic,how long will you be in this home so do you want to make a huge investment or a scaled back version that you can enjoy until you move on? Hope this helps.

  • Helena Helena on Oct 18, 2023

    Sketch or note down your ideas. Visualize winding paths, water features, or secluded seating areas. Think about trees and shrubs that will complement your backyard. Explore ideas at or use Pinterest for inspiration.