Backyard Landscaping Design Services

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Backyard Landscaping

Often, the backyard is where it all happens: relaxing, entertaining, recreation and play, gathering around fire and water features, and growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Tell us what you want, and our creative landscape design experts will give you their best ideas for solving your design challenges and turning your backyard into your ideal retreat.

We create property plans, inspirational idea boards, and planting idea boards.  Read more about our backyard design services to see which one is best for you.


Backyard Design


If you want a personalized landscaping design for your backyard (up to 60% of your property), our Partial Property Design service is for you!

Get started by using our easy online workbook to describe your ideal backyard landscape, or just tell us what you like and don’t like about your existing yard. In only a few weeks, Home Outside’s expert landscape planners will deliver a beautiful, creative, and practical backyard landscape design that you can give to a contractor or build yourself.

Our Partial Property Design shows you the layout for pathways, walls, hardscaping, water features, tree and shrub locations, planting beds, and more. It includes general planting suggestions such as “ornamental flowering shrub” or  “evergreen ground cover” (does not list specific varieties and quantities of plants). 

Let our experienced designers show you where to place all the pieces for a landscape you’ll love!

Backyard Landscaping Design Example

Backyard Design Ideas


With our Landscape Idea Board service, the Home Outside landscape design experts will put together a collection of inspirational images that match your needs and preferences for your perfect backyard landscape.

You’ll receive a personalized backyard design idea Pinterest board showing 15 to 20 images with descriptive notes and links to more information.

Backyard Design Idea Board Example

Backyard Planting Ideas


Our Planting Idea Board is the right service for you if you’re happy with the design of your backyard but want personalized planting ideas for your hardiness zone, maintenance needs, and aesthetic preferences.

Our landscape design experts will put together a Pinterest board showing 15-20 plants that suit your needs and will look beautiful together in your backyard. Each image will link to more detailed information about the plant.

This service can also be added onto our Partial Property Design service.

Backyard Planting Idea Board Example

Backyard Landscaping Plans

See below for recent backyard landscape plans created by Home Outside designers. Easy to implement, personalized just for you, endless possibilities, and expert advice that is just a click away—get the front yard landscape of your dreams today!
Family-Friendly Backyard, Boston Area

Family-Friendly Backyard, Boston Area, Massachusetts

After clearing some woodland behind their home, this young family desired a defined back yard that retained some wildness, but with spaces [...]
terrace garden design

Terrace Garden—Near Boston, MA

Click image to view larger. Read about this terrace garden design on the Home Outside blog.
Naturally Orderly, Boston Area, Massachusetts

Naturally Orderly, Boston Area, Massachusetts

The final design offers a plan for enjoying their landscape in rustic and cultivated areas tied together neatly with generously curving [...]