A large backyard is like a blank canvas just ready to be turned into a masterpiece. There are so many different directions you could go with your landscaping project. The hardest part, however, is figuring out where to start.

This article from eHow.com can help. It provides several interesting ideas that could help transform your backyard into your own personal paradise.

Dry RiverBed

Building a dry riverbed is not complicated, but it does require a bit of physical labor. You will have to dig a trench along your yard, cover it with pool liner, and then fill it with large rocks and stones. Then when it rains, your riverbed will be filled with flowing water. This will help breakup your backyard and add excitement to an otherwise lifeless landscape.

Garden Pond

Building a pond will not only add an extra aesthetic element to your backyard, but it will also attract interesting wildlife to your property. Ponds are home to all types of animals like frogs, dragonflies and other creatures. Adding a small waterfall and some plastic aquatic plant life and some perennial flowers will provide your backyard with a beautiful oasis-like atmosphere.

Swimming Pool

What else is there to say? A swimming pool may not be the decorative addition to your backyard that you were thinking of, but pools will give you an outdoor entertainment venue unsurpassed by any deck or patio.


A fountain, placed in the center of your landscape, is a nice way to break up a large backyard. You could also consider adding a nice patio of crushed stones around the base and perhaps some seating option to really bring the whole area together.

Outdoor Living

Turn your large backyard into a unique outdoor living space. You could add a grill area, a place for dining, and a fireplace/fire pit surrounded by outdoor seating. Throw in some shelter and some outdoor lighting and you will have yourself a beautiful place to relax, cook a few meals, or entertain.

Large backyards have so many possibilities. The trick is determining what landscaping options make sense for you, your wallet,  and your backyard. If you have any questions, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today!

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