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Inspiring Backyard Retreats

Profiles of backyard landscaping projects from around the country

Check out these backyard retreats created by landscapers from around the country. See photos of amazing backyard projects and read about how they were designed.

See how these Saint Louis homeowners got the ultimate backyard for hosting parties

A home on Tuscaloosa Lake gets a fire pit, outdoor kitchen and pergola

A non-descript landscape gets a resort-style pool, pergola, fireplace and more

A small backyard on a golf course is transformed into the ultimate place to host wine and cheese parties

A Newport Beach backyard gets outdoor living features that can be controlled with an iPad

A home near L.A.’s coast gets a new outdoor space with a strong connection to the indoors

A Ventura County home gets a new outdoor fireplace, remodeled pool and more

A Valparaiso family gets a new landscape that is inviting for people and wildlife

How a Boise townhome’s small backyard was maximized for entertaining and relaxation

Check out a Poughkeepsie backyard with a paver patio, fire pit, water feature and more

See how a steep riverside property was transformed into an outdoor living getaway

See how this small California backyard was transformed into a Spanish style oasis.

Discover how this Colorado backyard provides space for entertaining and takes advantage of views.

See how a Washington backyard was upgraded to accommodate teenagers and parents.

A man-made lake creates the ideal environment for native flora and fauna in a Washington backyard.

Take a video tour of this large California backyard retreat with a swimming pool and millstone fountain.

Videos on how this yard, complete with a loaded outdoor kitchen, was turned into entertaining central.

An outdated backyard pool & deck become the ultimate outdoor entertaining space

See how an ipe deck and orange walkway were incorporated into this California yard.

See how an exposed & overgrown Philadelphia yard was turned into a series of private outdoor rooms.

See how this NY backyard was transformed into a space for spending time with friends and family.

See how a Santa Barbara garden was restored after a devastating wildfire

See how a CA yard was transformed into a sustainable and family-friendly outdoor living space.

See how this CA backyard was turned into party central for kids and adults alike

See how a multi-level deck and stone fire pit enhance an Illinois backyard

A small outdoor living space serves as an extension of a San Francisco home

See how this family fun backyard fits beautifully within its natural environment

A fireplace, natural water feature & bluestone patio provide year-round enjoyment for an Ohio family

Take a photo tour of a garden that was updated with a blend of contemporary formality

See how this family fun backyard fits beautifully within its natural environment

A desert backyard gets a pool, ramada, outdoor kitchen, fireplace and more

Discover how a resort-like setting was created in this Orange County backyard.

Get inspired by these backyard retreats which range from natural to resort-like. See how a small space can be turned into a luxurious oasis complete with a pool and spa, water feature, bbq, fireplace and more. You'll also discover how to create a backyard that suits the needs of the entire family - teenagers and adults. Plus see an outrageous resort-style backyard complete with an outdoor sports bar.

Whether you are looking for a place to relax or to have fun with friends and family, these backyard landscaping projects are sure to spark ideas.

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