powered by
Backyard dilemma
lucykrJanuary 13, 2013
Landscape professionals and gurus! Could you recommend how to make this my backyard look nice and cozy? First picture is how it was last year, but we just replaced a fence and with all those ivy gone,and it needs some help now. I love big trees, but there is no room for them because of the electrical wires. I also love all kind of junipers and firs, and pines...Any ideas please? Second picture is what I see from my kitchen. Fourth picture is my attempt to make a panoramic picture. Pull up bar and pergola with grapes will have to stay. This is the east side of single floor ranch style house.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
All Backyard Fun
I would love to recommend adding a Oriflamme fire table - http://www.allbackyardfun.com/fire-pit-tables/gas-fire-tables. Not only would it add some ambiance to the space but it would be easy to operate without any smoke, ashes, or embers to bother your neighbors. Pull up a few club chairs around it and you will have a beautiful area to relax and enjoy your outdoor space. Good luck..
    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 7:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Oh, yes I love this idea. but it has to be some trees, bushes planted around, otherwise it is empty now, just naked fence..as on pictures 2-4. Now I am thinking of planting 3-4 juniper bushes 6 ft tall, and some other bushes in between, but don't know which ones yet. Any other ideas?
    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 7:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Line the patio with some low junipers that will bring in a cool blue/green color. Install some dark brown mulch to bed. Add some plants between stones on path. Add some interesting leafy plants throughout to add texture. Pop some colorful flowers. Love the fire pit above!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 10:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I was thinking 4-6 feet tall. Do you think lower height will be better? Which out of two choices are better: I plant them all along the fence whithin 10 feet from each other, and some other leafy plants in between. Or it is better if I plant them withing 6 feet in a row, and then perrenials upfront? Hmm
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 1:33PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
How design my backyard? Any idea?
Dear friends, I need to get your help in order to...
Alvaro Muñoz
Need help redesigning our backyard- really need two separate areas
Hello, thank you in advance for any advise provided....
Tesa Pickert
Need landscape ideas for backyard
We had a pool installed last summer and need landscaping...
Need help with our backyard
We replaced the top of the deck 7 years ago with cedar....
What is your favorite backyard activity?
What is your favorite way to spend time in your backyard?...
Evergreen Turf
More Discussions
Please help completing my great room
It is a very bare space at the moment as I have focused...
Living room
I usually Stay neutral But I tried adding color. They...
First time Mommy with Baby Girl Nursery Design
My baby girl is due in September. Lots to do before...
Is this a cute kids bedroom?
What else does it need?
Repurpose Antique Tin Ceiling Tiles
We just closed on another oldie but goodie 1920's home...
Joel Marshall
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.