5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Backyard

Hannah Mitchell

October 26, 2017

In Florida, there are endless possibilities on how to take advantage of your backyard space. However, for many homeowners, the list of possibilities can be overwhelming. That is why the landscaping professionals at LawnMore has compiled the top five backyard trends so you can make the most of your backyard.

Top 5 Backyard Trends

Natural Fencing

As your backyard becomes more of a living space, privacy might become a priority for you and your family. If this is the case but you aren't sold on the idea of a wooden fence along your property line, natural fencing may be a good alternative for your yard. Planting along the perimeter of your yard adds attractive foliage and maintains an all natural backyard.These botanical barriers are a great option for many homeowners; however, be aware that planted fencing does take time to grow and mature. While natural fencing may time time, this backyard trend will be sure to give your yard the privacy and aesthetic you're hoping for.

Fire Pit

When it comes to sprucing up your outdoor living space, a fire pit is a favorite among homeowners. No matter what your style is, there are countless shapes, sizes, and designs that can fit seamlessly into your backyard decor.Whether you're enjoying the chill of a cool, fall evening or making the most of a long, summer night, adding a fire pit to your backyard is a sure way to boost your outdoor experience and extend the livability and comfort of your outside space. If you love to entertain, it's the perfect way to bring the party outside.

Water Features

Adding water features to your backyard is an easy way to add to the depth and decoration of your outdoor space. Whether you prefer fountains or ponds (or both!) there are many advantages to tying in water to your backyard design.Incorporating a pond into your yard will not only make your yard look bigger, but pond plants are affordable and will add even more green to your yard. Ponds can also be the perfect home to fish. Koi are common but need a large space to swim, so goldfish are a great alternative.Fountains are also a great choice, as they are low maintenance and are a quick way to beautify your yard. Whichever route you take, water features bring countless opportunities to vamp up your backyard space and make it everything you want it to be.


Adding brick pavers, tile, wood, or gravel to your backyard space can add a modern dimension to the area where you already live and play. Hardscaping additions, such as building a patio, will allow you to expand your living, eating, and entertaining space to the great outdoors. There are also options for privacy, if natural fencing isn't your preference. You can opt for hardscaping options alternatives like classic wooden fences or timeless stone walls to keep your yard attractive, yet private.When thinking about landscaping, this trend may sound counterintuitive, but it's a great way to mesh traditional greenery with modern practicality.


As far as gardens go, there are some great options for what to do in your backyard space.  Flowers are a popular addition to any  outdoor living space because add color and depth that will keep your yard looking great. Some beautiful, low-maintenance backyard blooms can be found here. If you prefer growing things you can eat, rather than look at, backyard vegetable gardens are also a great addition to your landscape. Experts say that growing your own food can lead to a healthier life by helping you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, deciding what pesticides and fertilizers you use, and controlling when to harvest.So no matter if you're going for pops of color or healthy harvesting, backyard gardens are a trendy way to liven up your outside area.

Landscape Design with LawnMore

With so many options out there, designing your yard could easily become overwhelming. LawnMore of Gainesville specializes in custom landscape design, and they're here to help you create the yard of your dreams. Our team offers modern planning tools to help you see what your own backyard could look like in real life.Contact the experts at LawnMore today to schedule your free consultation, and take the first step towards a beautiful backyard!

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