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Designing the Yard of Your Dreams

After buying a house, you deserve to have the backyard of your dreams! However, from building swimming pools to deciding the placement of stone walkways, designing your backyard can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. There are a few things to keep in mind when you decide to design your backyard that can help make the whole process go a lot smoother. 

One of the first things to do when designing your backyard is to come up with a rough idea of your dream. This is basically just compiling all of your dreams and deciding what you actually want in your backyard—a playground, swimming pool, fire pit, or a garden? Knowing what you want and what you can financially afford to put in your backyard can make the planning and designing steps a lot easier. 

In order to do the job right, hiring landscapers and pool builders will be the best thing for you. Mellco Landscaping offers full custom landscaping and installations, making your job a lot easier! We value working one on one with clients to get the results they want. Pool builders or landscapers will not only give you suggestions to help complete your vision, but they will also bring structure to your ideas, informing you whether or not an idea is realistic. Ultimately, our goal is to create a space that fulfills your dreams.

Making an actual plan with your pool builder/landscaper is important. It takes more than just saying you want a playground somewhere and a stone path leading to your pool in the backyard. You are likely to run into spacing problems or just end up with a result you don’t love. Making sure to write down and create a specific plan of what things you want to add and where you want them will help you create the space you have been dreaming of, not to mention, it will significantly help your landscapers and pool builders capture your vision.  

Designing a backyard requires being conscious of the rules that may be set in place by your homeowner’s association. Sometimes these rules can be really minor things like the height of your fence but it is critical to make sure you are aware of the guidelines so you don’t accidentally break them. If the HOA rules seem to be getting in the way of your dreams, talk to your pool builders as they may have other options to still help you achieve your dream while following the rules. 


Designing your dream backyard doesn’t need to be scary. Following these steps can help you successfully design and execute a thorough plan that turns your backyard into the perfect fit for your family. Hiring landscapers will definitely make the process less stressful and more manageable. It is time for you to get the backyard of your dreams, so don’t wait and start designing it today!