In this post, we’d like to present five modern backyard ideas that may help bring your space to life.
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Incorporating straight, clean lines into your design is a sure way to give it a modern feel. There are plenty of softer, rounder shapes in nature, so the straight lines provide a great contrast and can lend some organization to the space. There are any number of ways to add these kinds of lines to your landscaping, including the use of hardscape materials, adding structures like a deck or patio, or even just edging your lawn in an angular manner.
When thinking about the design, imagine how it will appear from the direction that you will look from most often – such as out the backdoor or window and into the yard. If the lines are visible from this perspective, you’ll be well on your way to a compelling, modern landscape.
We mentioned hardscape in the point above, but it deserves its own section, with a deeper look. A landscape in or around a beautiful place like Jackson, WY is going to have plenty of wonderful natural elements, but turning to hardscape items to complement those natural pieces is a great way to modernize the look and make it more practical, as well.
Concrete pavers or walkways are one obvious example of how hardscape can be incorporated, but that’s only the beginning. You could also choose to use metal in some form, and stones are also a great pick. Of course, you probably don’t want to go overboard with the use of hardscape and run the risk of leaving your backyard feeling too cold and commercial. Focus on developing a healthy blend of hardscape and landscape, so the finished product is nicely balanced.
This point is taking the concept of modern and moving in a different direction. With artificial grass, you’ll be leveraging the power of modern materials and technology to upgrade your backyard experience. Artificial grass delivers a couple of notable benefits over natural turf that will be compelling to some homeowners –
Of course, artificial grass is not for everyone, as even today’s advanced materials don’t have precisely the same feel – and none of the smell – of real grass. However, the lack of maintenance and year-round beauty gives this option strong appeal.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to give your backyard landscaping a modern feel is to go with a minimal design aesthetic. Rather than crowding the available area with as many plants as possible, take a step back and strategically pick just a few key elements to place around the property. There is certainly a “less is more” effect that can kick in when you take this approach, and as a nice bonus, you’ll appreciate the reduced maintenance requirements of having a minimal design.
Lighting is easier to use in a landscaping project than ever before. Modern lighting equipment allows for lights to be placed in various remote locations around the property, and those lights will use less energy and be easier to control than in years gone by. However, it’s important to again stress the concept of “less is more” for a modern design. Don’t go wild with the lights or your backyard will look more like Las Vegas than a peaceful Jackson retreat. Use restraint and pick strategic spots to highlight with subtle, calm lighting elements.
It’s an honor to be able to perform landscaping work in such a beautiful part of the country. With natural wonder surrounding us in Jackson, inspiration can be found around every corner. Contact TLC today to learn more about your backyard landscaping design services, and everything else we offer. Thank you for visiting!
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