Backyard Design Ideas
Lucent Beam
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Do you want your backyard to be a class apart? Are you ready to modify the look of your backyard with some completely unique and interesting design ideas? If your answer to these questions is an affirmative 'yes', then this article is certainly made for you.

Creativity is all that is required to transform a regular looking backyard into a mesmerizing heaven. With some amazing backyard design ideas, you can craft a backyard of your dreams! Here are some of the uncommon ideas that can help you to make your backyard a centre of attraction:

Backyard design idea #1: Bamboo garden

Going for bamboo gardens can be a very good option as they will remain beautifully green throughout the year. You will not have to worry about their maintenance as their color will never fade out, their leaves will not wither off frequently, and they will not pose frequent trimming hassles.

Bamboo gardens, with their unique look, are sure to attract people's attention. Further, they can always add a fun element in your life. When bamboos grow to a good enough height, you can cut them and make a variety of stuffs using their stem.

Backyard design idea #2: Bonsai garden

The concept of Bonsais has originated from Japan. They are also termed as miniature masterpieces. A Bonsai is an ornamental tree or shrub with a much stunted growth than normal. A Bonsai garden is a very rare thing to be seen, and so it is sure to attract much attention of your neighbors and friends.

Bonsais can be grown in small pots and so you do not need a larger area for such gardens. However, these gardens require special care as bonsais are a little more sensitive when compared to other trees and plants.

Backyard design idea #3: Feng-shui based garden

Feng-Shui concept has originated from China. Chinese gardens are based on the art-form called Shan Shui (which means mountain-water). Thus, feng-shui style backyards incorporate two energies - Shan (mountain) and Shui (water).

Backyard design idea #4: Foliage garden

Have you ever thought of adding colors to your garden without using flowering plants? Well, foliage gardens come with this option. These are flowerless gardens (though not colorless), and demand very low maintenance. The plants which are used in foliage gardens are full of colors - golden yellow, wine red, silvery gray, cool blue, etc.

Regular flowering plants give your garden a colorful look only in their blossoming season. When the blossoming season of these flowers is gone, your garden is left with an empty and faded look.

Foliage gardens resolve this problem. These plants fill colors in your backyard throughout the year. Further, they come in a variety of interesting shapes and textures, which adds on to the beauty of your backyard.

Outdoor aquariums

Water features are a great addition to any garden, but have you ever thought about building a small pond which would also function as an outdoor aquarium? They're brilliant and you would enjoy spending your evenings next to the fish. You could even build them a nice marine environment and convert your garden into a sought of water park.

Grow rare plants

There are plenty of rare shrubs and trees that you would be able to grow in your garden. So, if you've got the patience to care for them why not give it a try? Most of them have medicinal properties too.

Installation of decorative items:

It is true that heavy investment is not possible for everyone to make, but the installation of a fountain looks like a good option. As ponds and fountains are available in different sizes and shapes, they can be considered ideal amongst the various backyard design ideas.

So, the above mentioned are the top 4 backyard design ideas you can use to modify the look of your backyard. Even if the yard is not bigger in size, much can be done to beautify it. Amazing backyards can also be created in the smaller spaces as the only requirement is of good innovative ideas.

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