A house is not complete without a good looking garden. And a great garden needs proper landscaping. Here are a few things you may want to consider when creating a landscape for your backyard or front yard.


Creating a landscape for any backyard or front yard always starts with thinking of how you want it to look like. If you don’t have any ideas about how you want your landscape to look like, you can take inspiration from gardening magazines, Pinterest, or even other people’s landscaped yards.

You also want to take into account elements that are already in your yard. If you’ve got a tree in your backyard, you could make it a focal point of your landscaping instead of trying to take focus away from it. Landscaping is tricky in that the design needs to utilize the entire space; every single inch of yard space needs to look great but be in unison with everything else.


Climate is a huge part in the creation of a landscape. For one, it dictates what plants will survive in the area your house is in. It will also dictate how much care your landscaping will need if you do decide to utilize plants that are exotic to the area.

Austin, TX landscaping is big on xeriscaping because of its dry climate. Xeriscaping is the practice of using plants native to the area. Using plants with low water requirements makes sense in an arid climate like Texas.


When creating a landscape, you also want to make it feel vibrant and alive. That is where color comes in. Choose plants whose colors work well with the overall design you have in mind. Avoid using a monochromatic color scheme when choosing plants for your landscape, as they will not provide a lot of contrast when you start putting them together in your design.

Additionally, you want to choose colors that you love and will make you want to admire your garden every time. Otherwise, it defeats the point of making your own yard look beautiful. Your design has to make you feel happy every time you look at it, so the colors you choose should make you feel that emotion too.


The great thing about landscaping a garden is you have a lot of dimensions to play with, and texture is one of them. Mix up the textures of the elements that you use for your landscape. This helps create interest and invites touching, which allows for a better appreciation of the landscape’s design.

You can even use inorganic non-plant elements like stones, pots, and pathways to add contrast to the textures of your landscape. The texture of your patio furniture also makes an impact to the overall appeal of your landscaping.

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