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Creative Backyard Designs

11 February 2016

If your front yard looks amazing but the backyard leaves something to be desired, it’s time to stop neglecting it and start upgrading it. Start planning today and get ahead of the spring rush with these interesting ways to upgrade your back yard so your home will be more valuable and enjoyable. Here are some creative backyard design ideas you can try out this year.

Expand Your Reach 

A simple backyard with a few chairs and a small table just won’t cut it anymore. In order to fully realize the backyard of your dreams, you need to think big – especially if you love to entertain or have lots of kids.  Your backyard oasis can contain or more of these elements that work in harmony: custom pools, gazebos, arbors, gardens and water features. Wouldn’t you love to relax by the pool with a drink in your hand while listening to the soft trickle of your custom waterfall and pond? Relaxation is the name of the game when it comes to creating a backyard design you can be proud of.


What good is a backyard if you can’t entertain and relax in it? You don’t have to pay to go golfing anymore – you can install your very own putting green as part of your backyard oasis. For night-time cookouts and sing-alongs, install a fire pit with custom stonework in your patio area surrounded by comfortable chairs great for roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Just keep an eye on children so they don’t get too close. With a full kitchen and sink, you can cook for your guests while keeping up with the lively conversation at the same time. Why head into the house and cook alone when you can do it all in your backyard?


You don’t have to limit your backyard design to accommodate only day time activities. Enjoy your patio at night with strategic landscape lighting that illuminates your space. Enhance the design of your patio with an open air structure like a pavilion or arbor with sweeping vines leading to a country garden off to the side. A trellis or pergola can complement any outdoor retreat for the utmost comfort. You’ll have to upkeep the gardens, shrubs and grass around your patio area but if you have a green thumb, this shouldn’t be a problem!

LeafGuard of SE Wisconsin is your source for gutters and roofing to improve the look of your property. We want to help you complement your new backyard design! Spring is on its way and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about gutter maintenance to prepare for the season.