Romantic Additions for Your Backyard

If you love romantic styles that bring to mind dramatic scenes from your favorite movies and books, you can incorporate that style into your landscaping. Romantic design creates beauty and intimate areas, often with a classic style. Here are some ideas for romantic additions that can transform your backyard into an intimate oasis.

Arbors and Trellises

There is something classic and romantic about arbors and trellises. These structures can adorn your landscaping and offer many functional elements, including creating privacy. A strategically placed arbor over a bench with a trellis can be a perfect place to sneak a kiss.

Garden Pond and Waterfall

The sound of falling or bubbling water is soothing and relaxing. Add a garden pond with a trickling waterfall with nearby seating for amorous rendezvous. It is a stunning focal point for your yard and a lovely romantic spot for quiet moments alone.


A private gazebo away from your main patio or pool area offers a secluded structure to get away from the rest of the family with the one you loved. Dim, soft lighting inside or around the structure can create that romantic style that will also add beauty to your outdoor space.

Winding Garden Pathways

If you have the space, an expansive flower garden with a winding pathway through the petals is perfect for hand-holding walks. This is the ultimate in romantic style, just like a scene out of a classic film.

If you want to embrace a romantic style for your backyard, find a talented landscape designer to help you build your vision. You can create an amazing romantic oasis right in your backyard with the right elements.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

Using Trellises in Small or Narrow Yards

Just because you have a small or narrow yard does not mean you cannot make it look beautiful with landscaping techniques. One way to make the most of a limited yard space is with the use of trellises. You may be surprised how adding these beautiful vertical lawn ornaments to your yard can help make the most of your narrow or small outdoor space. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate trellises into your landscape design for a small yard.

Grow Up and Over

With small yards, you have very little space for planting. Adding a trellis and an arbor can give you more space to add plants. Vine plants can create gorgeous walls and ceilings of green, plus you can use the trellis or arbor for hanging plants. When you have a small yard, going vertical is the best option for planting.

Creating Privacy

Many times, a small yard is due to crowded housing. If your neighbor is just a stone’s throw away, your small yard may not have much privacy. A trellis can provide a privacy barrier that looks beautiful while providing a valuable function.

Sectioning Your Yard

Trellises can be used to make your yard look bigger by creating separate sections. Divide your yard into a garden space and a social spot, breaking up the yard to create the illusion of a larger area.

Trellises come in a variety of materials and styles that can help decorate your yard while adding a functional aspect. Talk to your local landscape designer to help you make the most of your small or narrow yard with the use of beautiful trellises.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

Trellis Ideas for Your Landscape Design

There are many ways to incorporate trellises in your landscaping to add beauty to your yard. Trellises offer a vertical or horizontal climbing apparatus for vines, but they can also be used as partitions and decoration. Here are some ideas on how you can add trellises to your landscape design to create interesting focal points and breaks in your yard.

  • Cover old structures. Do you have an old garden shed or structure that you want to hide? Trellises are perfect for creating a natural covering for old walls or fencing that you have not had a chance to replace.
  • Wind breaks and privacy. Add a wall trellis on the side of your patio can create shade, a windbreak and privacy for your outdoor area. A trellis will still let in light, but give enough break from the sun, wind or prying neighboring eyes to be functional.
  • Enhance an entrance. Trellises are popular to add near the entrance of your yard. An overhead trellis through a corridor from front to backyard or a simple border around the gate can make a beautiful welcome for visitors.
  • Focal points. Trellises can add pizzazz to your landscaping focal points. A trellis behind a fountain or surrounding a garden bench by your pond can help draw attention to main areas of your yard.

Trellises can be used in so many ways. When covered with a green layer of vines or a bright array of flowers, a trellis can be a work of art. Talk to your local landscaper on the best ways to add a trellis to enhance your landscaping for function, beauty or both.

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Lanier Yardscapes
58 Terero Trail
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 337-5147