Whether it’s working in your veggie garden, entertaining friends, or just relaxing, your backyard is the place to be.
Welcome to your new backyard.
The agricultural and aesthetic element of landscaping is as old as human’s ability to manipulate our surroundings. It is in our DNA to find comfort in the sights, smells, and sounds of greenery and running water. Although many would argue, not without good reason, that we have lost some connection with much of the natural world around us, here is Southern California, many of us are blessed enough to have a backyard. This is a place of sanctuary. The front yard is great too, and it provides many landscape opportunities, but this post is about the beloved backyard.
The backyard is your private realm. When I was a child, I would spend hours playing in my family’s backyard every day after school. I would dig in the dirt, make channels of running water with the hose (sometimes to the irritation of my parents), and imagine whole worlds of the local critters. Whatever your imaginative proclivity is, the backyard is a place to explore it.
The possibilities are endless in the backyard. Here is a list of some of the features and elements available:
- Veggie boxes with edible gardens
- Fire pits
- Barbecues and outdoor kitchens
- Fountains and ponds
- Shrub gardens of various kinds (a shrubbery, if you will)
- Dry creek drainage features (they look great and help to disperse rain water into the soil)
- Compost bins
- Decks and fences
- An orchard
- Landscape lighting
- A good ol’ fashion lawn
Whether it is your own private place of tranquility, or a beautiful patio to host friends and family, the backyard is home. Contact us today for a free consultation on what we can do to make your backyard your own.