13 Midcentury Landscape Design Photos

Outdoor areas are often the last to receive design attention, but they shouldn’t be: What surrounds your home is just as important as what's in it. Whether it's a manicured front lawn, stone paver pathway or intricate garden design, these spaces benefit from the same attention to detail as any bathroom or kitchen. Well-designed landscaping ideas can complement your home's architecture and midcentury design, and the right plants, flowers and shrubbery can greatly enhance your curb appeal by adding color, texture and even fragrance to your yard. More 
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Standing at the back doors of the rehabilitation centre we look down on the formal gardens which lead your eye down to the three-tiered fountain we installed. Yew hedging and a wide flagstone banding highlight the view to the fountain and beyond into the natural landscape.
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The three-tiered fountain is surrounded by a clipped circular Boxwood hedge and filled in with annual planting for colour and seasonal interest. The paving is especially interesting with the spoke detail running from the boxwood hedge to the bordering gardens. Yew hedges and wrought iron gates/fence sections close in the space, but also allow views into the expansive landscap...More
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This custom built screen porch leads to a stack stone fire pit with bench seating and a lush green lawn, perfect for tossing the ball around.
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This custom built screen porch leads to a stack stone fire pit with bench seating and a lush green lawn, perfect for tossing the ball around.
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This custom built screen porch leads to a stack stone fire pit with bench seating and a lush green lawn, perfect for tossing the ball around.
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This custom built screen porch leads to a stack stone fire pit with bench seating and a lush green lawn, perfect for tossing the ball around.
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Before starting your garden remodel, survey your space and browse landscape ideas to figure out how best to fill it. If you love working outdoors, a large rose garden or vegetable garden is the perfect way to use your space. On the other hand, kids might enjoy a large yard, along with a playground, swing set or pool. Think about what your family would use the most, as well as what would help boost your resell value in the long run. In the end, be sure to consider your front and back yard as separate entities; after all, they usually serve two very different purposes.

What should I add to my front yard?


When landscaping your front yard, think about curb appeal above all else. This space is your chance to make a great first impression, so it should be inspiring, well thought out and consistent with the midcentury style of your home. A flower garden is a great option, but if maintenance is an issue, you can simplify the process by opting for low-maintenance succulents, bushes or hedges instead. If you don't have a green thumb, stick with grass and use a gravel pathway, water feature, wood fence or stone wall for variation.

What should I add to my backyard or garden?


The backyard is for entertaining and playtime, so incorporate seating, dining areas, play spaces and sunny relaxation spots. A vegetable garden or rose garden is a common yard staple, especially if you add an interesting element like a pergola, arbor, raised bed, border, walkway or fence. You can even add fun accessories like birdbaths and feeders to aid with birdwatching. For the ultimate party house, incorporate a pool and patio or deck with a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, barbecue and outdoor kitchen. If you're an active, sports-loving family, add a basketball court, volleyball court, bocce ball or croquet. And don't forget about outdoor furniture! A bench in a garden makes a great reading or meditation spot, while a weatherproof chaise lounge, sofa and chair are nice for taking in those sunny days.
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