When you want to spice up your San Diego home, you may be trying to figure out landscaping basics that will help you do this. In this article, we are going to talk about some projects you can do this spring that will help you make your home look amazing.

Landscaping Basics & Ideas for a Beautiful Backyard

Having a yard that is not landscaped is like having a canvas that has not yet been painted by the masterful hand of an artist. Putting these landscaping basics into play will help you start working toward your own backyard masterpiece.


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#1 – Adding Water

The above yard looks beautiful with water flowing through it. Adding water is one of the landscaping basics that will allow you to make a major difference in your yard. Even if you have a small yard, you would be able to have a water feature. If you have a low spot in your yard that annoys you with runoff, you can make it something you enjoy by fixing it up with these landscaping basics.

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#2 – Work Around Eyesores

If you have an eyesore in your backyard, you may be getting frustrated because it is causing you problems and taking away from the fun you would like to have outside. With landscaping basics and a little creativity, you could change that eyesore into a beautiful centerpiece.

The above photo used to have an oversized shed door that was falling down, but the homeowners took it down and put some vintage shutters up which give it a nice look and keeps the function.

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#3 – Add Flowers & Other Plants Around Decking

While decks look fine without any flowers or plants, if you want to add an additional touch to your backyard, you can add flowers or other plants around your decking so it covers up the legs of the decking, but still gives you a beautiful space.

Planning Your Landscaping Basics & Beautiful Backyard

If you want to make a major difference in your backyard, there is another option besides for flowers and water features. Adding a pool is one of the biggest changes and improvements you can make to your backyard. Whether you choose to put in a small pool aka “spool” or if you decide you are going to go big and get a large pool, a pool provides a great place to hang out with friends and family or a place to read and enjoy your favorite books and podcasts.

There are plenty of different landscaping basics that can play together while you are getting everything set up. If you are ready to get started on your landscaping, make sure to contact us right away. We will be glad to help you like we’ve helped thousands of other customers since 1988. Just give us a call and we will help you through the process so you can get the beautiful backyard you want.

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