Landscaping ideas for big backyard – Big backyard gardens can sometimes be a little bit difficult to plan, design and of course maintain. It seems that large, open space is more of a hindrance than a blessing, but with some design ideas and the help of a professional eye, you can achieve stunning displays and views. Sometimes buildings in big spaces can almost see obtrusive, so why not consider softening the edges of any buildings or your main home with some soft planting. Large grasses, oriental bamboos and even lavender is great for this purpose. First things you can look at doing is dividing a big space into several smaller ones. Imagine creating intimate rooms within your garden or even dividing the space into different themed areas. Some initial ideas could be an exquisite patio area for dining and entertaining guests, incorporated with some ambient lighting to allow use of this outdoor room after the sun has set. It is also a great idea to divide open spaces into rooms with the use of planting and hedgerows.
In big backyard, the ample space enables you to use banks instead of walls for terracing. As the paved area in such gardens is much closer to the house, therefore, it is supported by a substantial retaining wall professionally designed by a structural engineer. Big backyard usually have a leveled surface, so you need not worry about leveling the either sides of the paving. The area right in front of the wall is cut out of the slope so as to give you a flat area along with bank on each side. Steps come down from the upper paving and the area of the paving at the foot of the steps should be leveled and it must be flushed with the lawn.
You can include a pond in your design as well. The pond is usually made by curving the retaining walls in towards the house and it can be either a cascade or a fountain. You can also introduce a traditional lion’s head spouting water into the pool. One advantage of having a curved wall is that it will stress emphasize the sound of the moving water. The paving can be extended further beyond the pool into the lawn if required.