We love fantastic garden ideas of all stripes, and if you’re familiar with our site you know we’re happy to share our favorites.
For this gallery, we looked around to find the most eye-catching ideas feasible in the average backyard. Some of these are simple DIY projects, while others involve purchasing specific decorative and functional products.
The unifying theme is that they are all subtly gorgeous additions to any backyard.
Whether you have an expansive lawn and yard or a relatively compact space to work in, you’re sure to find something here to capture your imagination. The more natural, subtle ideas are often our favorites because they often sneak into our sights with a fresh sense of surprise.
Another common element in these ideas is that they all seem seamlessly woven into their respective environments. Nothing is out of place or stylistically incoherent about these beautiful gardens and backyards.
One of the greatest compliments one can give an elaborate backyard garden is that it makes it appear like everything was designed in one cohesive sprint. Each element complements the others perfectly in a fluent language.
With subtly awesome projects like the ones shared below, that goal is easy to achieve. Without further ado, let’s move on to these awesome backyard garden ideas!
While this option can range in price from relatively cheap to extremely expensive, depending on your taste in garden statues, it is one of the most classic and elegant garden decorating solutions available. People have been planting statues in the landscape for almost as long as recorded history, so there’s a lot of tradition behind the idea. Whether you’re putting something small and subtle, like the one pictured above, or something much more substantial in your garden, you’ll enjoy a fundamentally timeless decoration.
The great thing about this project is that it requires a relatively small amount of work for such fantastic looking results. With a wide selection of store-bought or hand-collected rocks, you can simply dig a shallow trench and fill it to your liking. The appearance depends on the type of stones chosen and can be adjusted to your taste.
Stone paths are a classic touchstone (pun intended) of gardens everywhere. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be anything from purely decorative to highly functional. This particular set is only slightly recessed into the lawn for a discreet appearance that a mower can easily drive over.