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Need ideas on what to do with my backyard
ashwee
January 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Help spring is around the corner and I want my yard to be ready. Any suggestions?
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mmilos
Large patio with built-in BBQ and shade trees. Privacy screening shrubs and planting borders along the property lines.
January 18, 2013 at 8:18AM     
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Dytecture
The most we could do is offering pretty pictures. A landscape architect would be ideal in this situation when you have narrowed down the function and style of what you are looking for.
January 18, 2013 at 1:16PM     
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Sweet Caroline Garden Design
I would need to see a sketch or picture of all the property boundaries in order to make suggestions but here's a rough sketch of just what I can see from your photo.
January 19, 2013 at 7:23AM     
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ashwee
Thank you all for your help. I can't wait to use some of your ideas to make my backyard beautiful.
January 19, 2013 at 7:25AM     
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Sweet Caroline Garden Design
This is another configuration of the patio placement.
January 19, 2013 at 11:41AM     
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astraea
It really depends on your lifestyle, and what you would like to do outside.
January 19, 2013 at 2:11PM   
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Sweet Caroline Garden Design
Of course that's a very important point when designing a landscape. As a general rule I think most homeowners love to cook out, sit out, eat out in the yard when the weather's nice so useful areas for these activities are important. The homeowner hasn't given any specifics as to what she wants at this time but it would be good to know what her lifestyle is and what she expects in a landscape design.
January 19, 2013 at 2:15PM     
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Aja Mazin
Curious as you how the land was used before it was developed?
January 19, 2013 at 2:24PM   
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jalleena2
Maybe if you had some throw around money you could build an in-ground pool with two mulberry trees on each side and a cement area to set a grill on for those BBQ nights.
January 19, 2013 at 2:33PM     
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ashwee
Sweet Caroline, thanks so much. I'm in love with the 2nd design and can't wait to find a company to make my dream come true. Thanks again
January 19, 2013 at 2:35PM   
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Sweet Caroline Garden Design
Thanks, Ashwee, I'm glad you like it.
January 19, 2013 at 2:37PM     
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ashwee
Aja, I'm in a new subdivision and it was all woods up until a yer ago.
January 19, 2013 at 2:39PM   
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Aja Mazin
HOW UNFORTUNATE THE DEVELOPER CHOOSE TO RAZE IT.

Fortunately, where I live, that is illegal.

There should be similar laws in every county across the nation.
January 19, 2013 at 2:51PM     
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astraea
Aja - Many towns have shade tree ordinances, where trees within the setbacks/buffers can't be cut down w/o permission, and trees over a certain size on the rest of the property also need permission to be removed.
January 19, 2013 at 3:05PM     
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pcmom1
Looks like the yard has a low area. I would make this a "pond", a place for seasonal rain and run off to go. During the dry season it will stay as a suggestion of water. Do this with stone for pond, a few large boulders, plantings and a bench to overlook.
January 19, 2013 at 3:07PM     
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ashwee
Astraea, thanks you beat me too it. My town does indeed have ordinances that protect the amount of trees that were cut down to build the subdivision.
January 19, 2013 at 3:14PM   
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Aja Mazin
Where is the property?
January 19, 2013 at 3:15PM   
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Aja Mazin
What trees are left to protect?
January 19, 2013 at 3:17PM     
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jalleena2
I have no idea I just threw out an idea I'm only eleven that pic is my big sister
January 22, 2013 at 6:08PM   
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