We’ve pondered over our neglected backyard for years now. Our garden deserves more than a weed-filled lawn and a few patches of dirt. This year we hired a landscape architect to help put our ideas to paper, and now we’re finally ready to fix the landscape.
The design is simple, manicured, and geometric; the 60-by-60-square-foot backyard will be lined in a horizontal cedar fence, following straight planting beds (think lots of boxwood shrubs), geometric gravel paths, and centered with a square lawn in the middle. Look at these 10 geometric backyard gardens with gravel paving, and you’ll see what inspired me.
Pavers in Gravel
Gravel and Boxwood
Gravel and Grass
Gravel Fire Pit
For more backyard inspiration (and gravel), see:
- Before & After: An Artful Gravel Garden in Sonoma, California
- 10 Things Your Landscape Designer Wishes You Knew About Gravel (But Is Too Polite to Tell You)
- Before & After: An Airy Gravel Garden for a Midcentury British House in West Dorset
- Before and After: A Modern Brooklyn Backyard on a Budget.
- Landscape Designer Visit: A “Showstopper” Backyard in Brooklyn.
Finally, learn how to successfully use gravel in a hardscape project with our Hardscaping 101: Gravel Guide.
N.B.: This is an update of a post published on August 10, 2015.