For many of us the backyard is our personal sanctuary away from the world. It is where we can sit outside relaxing while still enjoying a bit of nature close to home. For those creative types who love gardening it is also a blank canvas where you can let your creativity rule. Your own imagination is all that you need to create a slice of paradise exactly the way you want it. Not sure where to start? Here are some unique backyard garden design ideas.
For those that like the positive energy that Feng Shui can bring into your home, you can extend that positive energy out into your garden. While the concept of Feng Shui is for inside the home, Chinese gardens have adapted Shan Shui, which translates to mountain water for outside the home. In Shan Shui you incorporate the energies of water and mountains. So building a rock garden with a beautiful water feature can provide you with a peaceful sanctuary. Here are some tips on how to do that.
If you want something a little more exotic while being very easy to maintain then you might want to consider a bamboo garden. The garden stays green throughout the entire year, you don’t have to do a lot of trimming or weeding and you can still have a unique looking space. If you don’t have a green thumb but want more to your backyard than just a patch of grass, bamboo is perfect.
Do you love tinkering in the garden? These miniature garden masterpieces can keep you busy in your garden for hours sculpting them into just the shape that you want. Bonsai gardens are ideal for city folks with very small backyards that still want to make a big impact. They can be planted in small pots and arranged in any manner you like. Bonsai gardens are very rare so be prepared to have your neighbors peering over your fence to catch a glimpse.
Your backyard garden is really an extension of your home and just like your home it should be built to suit your style and taste. Whether you want a place to entertain guests in warmer weather or you want a quiet place to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine, let the space reflect you.