Spring has sprung and it’s time to spruce up those backyards. No matter the size of your backyard, that space should be a relaxing retreat where you can forget about the rest of the world around you. These landscaping ideas can help you liven up your backyard and turn it into your own little happy oasis. These landscape ideas will help get your backyard ready for Spring and enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your own home and make it a more inviting outdoor space.


Everything looks better with some color, and flowers are the perfect way to add color to a yard. Planting some flowers in your backyard is the most common of landscaping ideas.  However, to make your backyard a relaxing space, you could plant aromatic flowers, like lavender or jasmine. Also, planting your favorite kind of flowers will surely make you smile each time you go outside. If you are not much of a gardener, you can look for flowers that are easy to care for, like marigolds or sunflowers. Even in a small space, flowers will surely liven it up. Planting flowers in pots and placing them on tables or around your patio can be another way to bring that beauty to your outdoor living space.

Water Fountains

We all know this could get expensive, and it could take up a lot of space. But even a very small fountain could give your backyard a special touch. Not only that; the sound of a water fountain can be so relaxing and soothing. It brings a lighthearted ambience to your outdoor living space. 

Edible Gardens

Yes, this will require a lot more effort. Having a vegetable garden means having to learn a little bit about growing and caring for plants that will provide food. But having herbs or vegetables right in your backyard will not only save you the trip to the store, but it will also make you feel so proud to grow your own food! There are many options when it comes to vegetable gardens. Consider plants like tomatoes that can be low maintenance and grow in pots. Raised beds are also a great way to grow a small garden and still enjoy the benefits of growing your own food. It is a fun activity that will get you and your family outdoors. It will also help you appreciate where your food comes from. 

Enchanting Mood Lighting 

Lighting will keep your yard looking amazing even at night.  Hanging lights are really popular right now and they add a bit of magic to your backyard. You can’t go wrong with string lights — there’s something timeless and cozy about these simple white globes. Fairy lights can also add an enchanting twinkle to any space. Another option is standalone solar powered lights that bring soft illumination to your garden.