Bring Nature into Your Backyard!
Landscape Ideas - Front Yard
Your front yard is a first impression to your visitors and a feature that should blend into and support the
elevation of your home so it enhances its aesthetic and value. Besides general landscaping, a front yard includes
the entryway into your home that can make visitors feel welcome and impressed.
Some communities require specific landscaping attributes for front yard landscaping so it blends into the
neighborhood and environment.
Landscape Ideas - Custom Fence and Wall
Custom fences and walls provide elegance, function, privacy, and beauty to your landscaping. Putting a little
more effort into these features can create dramatic effects that increase your enjoyment and the value of your
home. Rather than using a plain blank bock wall, standard materials, or simple fencing, consider the
alternatives of custom wall and fence design. Also consider the shape of the walls. Rather than straight lines
and sharp corners, consider the effect of gently curing arcs, rounded corners, staggered height. Consider
placing designs into the wall with unique shapes, tile, and openings to add elegant features.
Some wall designs can be used for practical value, entertainment, and sports areas.
Image Gallery - Landscaping Ideas
Take a look at various landscape ideas for your next project! These photos are from projects Mountain Paradise has produced. They are
roughly categorized into sections; however, you’ll find many ideas in each picture. Some pictures may be duplicated in different
categories to highlight the landscape feature.
Click on each picture to see a larger image. Once the larger image is open, you can expand it to actual size as well as scroll through or see
a slide show of all the pictures in one section.
Landscape Ideas - Planters
While planters have the practical purpose of holding vegetation, they should also blend into your landscaping,
carrying the theme of other parts of your property and home further into your yard. Consider how planters
enhance interest and beauty to your overall landscape project.
Landscape Ideas - Side Yards
Side yards are often smaller spaces with limited daily use and utility. Extending your landscaping project to
your side yard may complete your overall project and also bring extra value, function, and beauty to your
property. Some side yards just need to be finished and complement your landscaping while others may have
larger areas to store yard equipment, hold planters, or accommodate a private stroll or sitting area.
Landscape Ideas - Patios
Patios are great gathering spaces for family and friends. They often include standard features but may also
include outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and kivas. Look in other sections for more of those features. Consider how
separate patios in your yard may help provide better functionality and private spaces to enjoy.
Landscape Ideas - Walkways & Driveways
Walkways and driveways connect different parts of your yard and landscaping. They can consist of concrete,
but additional interest and beauty is added by including features with brick and pavers. Flagstone walkways
add elegance and a natural feel. Pavers for walkways and driveways add beauty with durability and easy
maintenance with many options for size and shape. Bricks have limited sizes but come in various colors and
Landscape Ideas - Backyards
Backyards are often the focus of most landscaping because they provide your own personal and private
Mountain Paradise that you can use yourself and share with friends and family. Design of your backyard is very
personal and depends on how you will best enjoy its features. David from Mountain Paradise Landscaping will
work with you and walk through the space to come up with ideas and options you can consider. He’ll produce
drawings that explain how your finished project will appear.
Take a look at the many different back yard landscapes below to get ideas about what works best for your
Landscape Ideas - Kiva Fireplaces and Fire Pits
Sitting around the fire outside with family and friends has been a tradition rooted into the earliest history of
man. Having fire in your backyard is a great way to have a central place to meet and also it can extend the
enjoyment of your yard on chilly nights or colder months. These features also can add beauty to your
landscaping and match the aesthetics of other landscape elements.
Fire Pits are often round but can be any shape. They are often accompanied by benches or bancos build around
them. Fire pits are most often used with burning wood. For a low maintenance option, choose a propane fired
pit that often sends flames through a bed of special ceramic or glass that warms up and radiates heat.
Kivas are traditional southwest fireplaces that often include ornate designs and attached benches or bancos.
Often covered in stucco of any color, you can also add embedded designs and stone work.
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