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Tips for Redesigning Your Backyard

Tips for Redesigning Your Backyard

Pulling off a successful backyard redesign utilizes these tips.

Did you know that your landscaping can have a profound impact on your home value? A backyard that is not well-maintained can lose about 5-11% of your total property value, a significant percentage! Even without this impact, it is also a pleasure to be able to enjoy the backyard to its fullest extent. If you are considering redesigning your backyard, check out the following tips.

Consider Traffic Flow

Traffic flow is one of the primary elements of your backyard. You want to be able to move smoothly throughout the space to the different areas on a safe pathway. Improving traffic flow could be as simple as reshaping the patio, replacing old, uneven walkway pavers, or adding outdoor lighting in dark corners. 

Consider Purpose

The other side of traffic flow is purpose. How do you intend to use your backyard? One way to redesign the space is to create designated areas for different purposes, such as an outdoor dining area, an outdoor sitting area, a grill station, and a yard for kids to play or large gatherings. Don’t forget about the garden; some backyards become a beautiful strolling garden or at least have a variety of garden beds and foliage.

Consistency in Color

The color scheme is the element that ties designated areas and pathways together. This scheme will directly relate to the house’s exterior color scheme. Some homes pair better with gray stone, red brick, or natural wood, for example. The plant species one chooses should create a pattern throughout a garden bed or landscape, and their colors should complement each other.

Take Your Time

When redesigning your backyard, it is usually easier to invest in one project at a time rather than overhauling the whole thing at once. Either way, feel free to take your time according to your budget and your life activities. 

Consult a Professional

It always helps to talk with a professional, especially when embarking on something as permanent as a backyard landscape redesign. Michael Bryan Landscapers can not only help you finalize a beautiful new design that meets your preferences, but we can also help you make it a reality.

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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