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7 Landscape Designs That Will Make Your Neighbors Jealous

By on May 16, 2014
7 Landscape Designs That Will Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Landscape designs are not at the forefront of many people’s home remodeling list, but a remodeled front or backyard can certainly improve your curb appeal and separate your home from your neighbors. There are many basic designs your landscaping can take, but then there are those that take it up a notch. These seven landscape designs undoubtedly went above and beyond.

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Ponds are certainly not an option for most of the East Coast or Midwest, especially after this winter, but when the weather permits, they add a whole other element to your yard. This lily pond was added, along with a courtyard full of flower beds, stucco walls and a gravel walkway. Those gravel walkways just make you think of luxurious destinations, doesn’t it?

Ponds can get a little pricey, but they also increase your home’s value. See what it costs in your area with our pond construction cost estimator.

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Now this landscape design would only apply to log homes out in the country. When you add rock landscaping, a pond, waterfall, elegant flowers and plenty of outdoor lighting to a summer evening like this, you get one of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. If you have a rustic home, we highly encourage you to copy this landscape design.

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Big stones and tall flowers seem to be the most popular choice for remodeled landscapes. Throw in a large waterfall and you have an entrance or front yard that everyone will stop and take a second glance at.

We realize many homeowners may not want a large waterfall like this, but a water fountain is quite a popular choice. See what it costs to install a water fountain in your neighborhood.

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Ponds keep coming up, but this landscape design made our top seven due to the gorgeous wood walkway work. Even though these homeowners could easily have a separate entrance onto the property, they decided to add a curved bridge to add that paradise/contemporary design. The rock pond, subtle shrubbery and wonderful landscape separate this home from their envious neighbors.

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When you have a view like that, with the green mountains and clear blue skies, it’s hard to design a landscape to match its aroma. These rustic homeowners did their best with a long gravel walkway, a curved bridge and wooden trellis in the back.

Architecture can play a key role in upgrading your curb appeal. See how you can do the same at Landscape Architecture and Design.

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We would never recommend putting in a maze to get to your front door, but it definitely adds a fun charm to your home’s curb appeal. This small, greenhouse garden has a stacked stone path and a refinished wood deck overlooking the entire yard. Refinishing a deck is easy and is a popular DIY project for the summer.

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When it comes to a beautiful garden, a large, green lawn is what most people want and when you take the necessary steps in maintaining that lawn, it can look like this.

The grass landscape stands out thanks to the rustic home, stained wood columns and earthy tones around the home. This may not be the most extravagant landscape design, but it certainly is one of the best.


Updated landscapes can increase your home’s value, but more importantly, give you a sense of pride that other homes on the block may not have. Your home is your sanctuary and you should treat it as such, both inside and out. Therefore, let your imaginations run wild and start upgrading your landscape like these seven homeowners did.

Before you start, see what landscaping a yard costs with our landscaping cost estimator.

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