With fertile soil and warm temperatures throughout most of the year, Raleigh is the perfect place to take advantage of outdoor living spaces and create a truly stunning landscape. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to try and decide on a backyard landscape design. That is why we have collected some of the best landscaping ideas to help inspire your own backyard oasis.

Water Feature

The great thing about water features is that they come in all different styles, shapes, colors, and textures. You can install a Japanese-inspired pond complete with a bridge, add a natural-looking stone pond that blends in with the surrounding landscape, or go for more of a modern fountain that is a true statement piece. The options are virtually limitless and it all depends on the kind of space you want to create. No matter what type of water feature you choose, it will provide a beautiful and calming focal point.

Flowering Trees and Bushes

There is nothing quite like springtime in Raleigh. Dogwoods, pear trees, azaleas, and other flowering trees and bushes provide dazzling color and an array of pleasant smells as the weather turns warmer. Utilizing these plants throughout your backyard can create a stunning display that will provide plenty of colors as the seasons change.

Flowering Arbor

An arbor can provide the perfect combination of hardscape and landscape along with some shade from the sun. While it will take some patience to plant and nurture different flowering vines, the payoff will be worth it when you get to relax under a beautiful and fragrant canopy. It is an excellent alternative to a plain umbrella or a more solid piece of architecture. Climbing and flowering vines will soften the overall look of the structure and help it blend in with the landscape for a natural look. 

Firepit with Seating

For homeowners who love to entertain, a firepit with plenty of seating is a must. You can raise the level on the usual portable fire pit surrounded by lawn chairs by making the area a permanent fixture. Consider a stone pit surrounded by matching stone benches that can be covered in removable and easy to clean cushions.

No matter what size backyard you have, it is full of potential. For more landscape design ideas and help getting the most out of your backyard, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping. We can help you create a backyard that fits your lifestyle and brings you a little more joy.