In many parts of the world, landscape architecture is almost as important as interior design, but not all backyards achieve their full potential. It requires careful preparation and planning to create a genuinely inviting and relaxing outdoor living space. This necessitates more than just buying enough all-weather patio furniture. It is the utmost need in any design so that we reconnect with nature since we have spent a good chunk of the year indoors.   

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Many architects now realize the need for landscape architecture so outdoor living space in residences or commercial buildings where one can reconnect with themselves, family or nature. Apart from being visually appealing, it can also act as a space that enables one to embrace a more active lifestyle and take up new hobbies like gardening, circuit workouts, setting up barbeques/grilling, etc. A pavilion, pergola, or arbor will add the functional space you are looking for. 

1. Flower Walls: 

A flower wall is an elegant option for decorating your outdoor spaces. They create a natural illusion of privacy with a wall of colorful flowers. Maintaining a wall of flowers will take a lot of care. However, the way it will beautify your gardens is worth the effort.

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2. Seating Spaces:

Seating spaces are a must-have in your landscape architecture. There are so many ways you can create a good outdoor seating space. For starters, you can place tables and chairs. However, if you want to go for a more creative way, you can simply add a wicker couch, two wicker chairs, and a table. Adding cushions will enhance the look and will be more comfortable for you.

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3. Stone Path:

This old-school element of landscape architecture is coming back to the trend for its cost-effective and adorable looks. A stone path isn’t only beautiful, but also easy to install and a convenient way to travel within the site. 

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4. Fire Pit:

A fire pit fueled by either gas or wood around a seating space is the best way to warm up the chilly weather. It can be used with different fire media like lava rock, fire glass, or ceramic log sets. Creatively speaking, there are no limits when it comes to designing the fire pits. 

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5. Fish Pond Waterfall:

In landscape architecture, there are so many types of water elements that you can add to enhance the outdoor space. One of them is a small and elegant fish pond waterfall with stones around it. This is because the rhythmic melody of water falling down the rocks is very soothing. 

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6. Ivy Covered Wall:

People have always loved to use plants in landscape architecture. Not only are they cost-effective, but they also freshen the air and are also much better than any fake decorative elements. In an interior courtyard, fig ivy softens a brick wall and a beautiful tree adds a sense of permanence to a residence. 

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7. Square Walkway:

The options are endless when it comes to walkways for landscaping. The square walkway is a contemporary and sophisticated option for any project, both residential and commercial. You can leave spaces between stones that will allow the greenery to grow and contribute to the natural beauty of a garden walkway.

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8. Vertical Garden: 

You can create a vertical garden to spruce up your patio. There are several ways to arrange planters according to your taste. Of course, a wall filled with green plants is a more common option. However, if you want to go for something simpler yet decorous, you can create a wall of vertically hanging plants or flower pots. This option is much more cost-effective and easy to maintain, without compromising the beauty of your garden.

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9. Outdoor Jacuzzi:

You can have a completely customized Jacuzzi for the outdoors. A customized outdoor Jacuzzi has a unique characteristic that gives the user personal touch. The deck made of stone with a nice view is perfect for your home or luxurious hotels. 

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10. Stepped Backyard:

In landscape architecture, a stepped design can incorporate hard and soft landscaping intermittently. It creates an exciting experience as the user steps from one level to another without the feeling of fatigue from the climb. However, the only concern for a stepped backyard is that navigation by wheelchairs would be difficult. But, this problem can be solved through the use of ramps. 

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Tulisha Srivastava is a B.Arch student with a zeal for writing, reading, and traveling. She is an aspiring architect who wants to share her viewpoint with the architecture community. Tulisha has varying interests in the fields, which include historical buildings and the relationship between movies and architecture.

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