5 Creative Landscaping Ideas For Your Garden

a backyard fence with a flower bed

Now, more than ever, people are making good use of their outdoor areas. Having a great outdoor area that’s both beautiful and functional can serve as an oasis just steps away from your home.

A nice backyard is perfect for socializing and entertaining, especially for those looking to avoid busy patios or restaurants. Plus, if you’re thinking about selling a home, having an attractive exterior can improve its value and attract more potential buyers. 

However, if you’re redoing your outdoor space, it can be hard to know where to begin. Many projects may seem too time-consuming or difficult to take on by yourself. Luckily, there are many creative landscaping ideas you can do that are easier than you think to execute. But if you want something a bit more customizable, you could use something like DynaScape to design unique frontyards and backyards.

Keep reading to learn our top five creative landscaping ideas to serve as inspiration for your next outdoor project. 

1. Build a Living Privacy Fence

Whether you live in the suburbs or the big city, your yard may be close in proximity to your neighbors. Sometimes, it can be a little too close! Having lower fencing, thinner fencing, or no fencing at all can limit your privacy and make it feel like you’re sharing your yard. 

To improve your privacy, while adding some natural greenery to your space, try planting a living privacy fence. This gives your property a stately appearance without making it look too cold or closed off. Popular plants for living walls include arborvitae and dogwood, but there are many options for living privacy fences.

2. Create an Urban Garden

a garden with table and chairs built on a small balcony

If you have a small outdoor space, don’t let its size stop you from creating something special. Just because you don’t have a backyard, that doesn’t mean you can’t do a little landscaping on a balcony or terrace.

Potted plants can go a long way in transforming an outdoor urban area. To give your space some vertical dimension, consider adding climbing vines to dress your walls head to toe in greenery. 

3. Build a Stone Walkway

If you have the space for it, building a stone walkway is a gorgeous landscaping addition. It can give your yard a timeless look that is highly desirable among family buyers. Alongside being aesthetically pleasing, these pathways are practical, too. They keep guests off your lawn, reduce mud, and prevent long-term damage to grass.

A stone walkway can be the perfect solution for joining various spaces on your property if they’re not already connected. For example, your garage, garden, or shed can be connected with a pathway. For a small extra cost and slightly more work, you can even line pathways with DIY flower borders for a more precise look.

4. Create Plant Beds

You may not have the time, energy, or money to plant a full-on garden. But if you’re looking to get your thumb a little green, try introducing a few small plant beds into your landscaping.

Flower beds are perfect for growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables, which makes them a great family activity for the home. Depending on the aesthetic you prefer (and how much you want to spend), you can opt for raised flower beds or those at ground level.

5. Add a Firepit

a large backyard with a built in firepit on the patio

It’s not green, or particularly natural, but building a fireplace in your yard is a creative landscaping idea that could benefit you for years to come! If you like entertaining and love the taste of s’mores in the summer, a firepit can help establish your yard as a gathering place for you and your friends in the summer. 

Fireplaces are also a great addition to a patio area with outdoor garden furniture. Depending on how extravagant you want to go, you can choose a freestanding firepit, a fire table, or a built-in fireplace.


The word “landscaping” is a lot scarier than it needs to be. It doesn’t always mean creating elaborate plant designs that require constant maintenance.

Nor does it mean you need to spend thousands on building a backyard pool, outdoor kitchen, or large-scale entertainment area. Landscaping can also mean DIY-ing low-effort solutions that make your outdoor space beautiful. 

Brotherly Love Real Estate is a professional homebuyer that helps people sell houses for cash. For properties that have great landscaping, we pay more to take them off your hands. If you’re interested in learning more about how we buy houses, give our team a call today at (215) 769-9875 or contact us online to arrange a callback.