Whether you enjoy privacy or you love to entertain outdoors, your backyard is your haven away from the rest of the world. You can make it as beautiful and full of conveniences as you like. In Phoenix, we tend to have small backyards, which means every square foot is important. Check out these gorgeous backyard ideas to enjoy all year long.
8 Gorgeous Backyard Ideas for Your Phoenix, AZ Home
1. Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is a very flexible backyard option. You can have a kitchen equipped with everything you could possibly need to cook and entertain outdoors, including a sink, dishwasher, as well as a small refrigerator for drinks. Alternately, you can get a small outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill and counter space.
Stay cool under the shade of a beautiful pergola. A pergola is a structure with four posts and a roof. Build one over your outdoor kitchen area for a cool place to cook and eat, or put it near your backyard pool for a great place to sit as well as relax without being in the full sun.
3. Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
Enjoy the comforts of a blazing fire in your outdoor fireplace or fire pit. An outdoor fireplace is generally made of stone or brick, and it really adds a dramatic touch to your landscaping. A fire pit may be smaller, but when it’s lit and your friends or family are gathered around the pit, it becomes an open invitation for fun, stories, as well as laughter, which may be the most beautiful thing of all in your backyard.
4. Native Plants
You can’t talk about gorgeous Phoenix backyards without talking about the plants that grow naturally here. Some of the top plants that thrive in our arid climate include the easygoing White Desert Plumbago, the delicate-looking Desert Fairy Duster, as well as the Hedgehog Cactus. No matter how small or large your backyard, you can find something green to make it come alive with Arizona flavor. Plus, if you brighten your yard with native plants, you don’t have to work hard to make them grow. They are already conditioned to grow well in dry heat and little water.
Trees are also a classic addition to any backyard. In Phoenix, we have some native species that grow well with limited water. These include the large Emory Oak, the hardy Arizona Cypress, as well as the Desert Ironwood. When choosing a tree for your backyard, be aware that some trees shed their leaves, cones, seeds, or fruit, making them an unwise choice next to a swimming pool.
6. Artificial or Real Grass
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of lush grass under your bare feet. Beautify your backyard with turfgrass that grows well in Phoenix, such as Midiron. If you want grass without the hassle of maintaining your lawn, try an artificial variety. High-quality artificial grass also looks great and wears well over time.
Landscaping with boulders is a trend worth following, especially if you want a beautiful low-maintenance yard. Create a striking rock garden, build a pathway, form a retaining wall, as well as add boulders to your water feature. Boulders give your backyard the feel of being out in the wild, and they also serve useful functions.
8. Swimming Pool
Saturn Pools is your source for customized pools in the Phoenix, Arizona area. A beautiful pool will transform your backyard, adding the appeal of water and the convenience of a nearby place to soak, swim, as well as relax.
There are so much more backyard ideas you can incorporate into your home. If you are interested in an amazing backyard retreat, please contact us to set up a one-hour appointment. We are currently scheduling appointments in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Peoria, Wickenburg, Wittmann, Waddell, Anthem, New River, Carefree, as well as Cave Creek ONLY.