Exterior Design — How To Turn A Small Backyard Into An Elegant Oasis

Exterior Design — How To Turn A Small Backyard Into An Elegant Oasis

Living in the city has its perks, but having a home with a big backyard isn’t one of them. Horticultural landscape technician Joshua Hollander proves that a lack of square-footage doesn’t mean a lack of potential. Get backyard landscaping ideas and learn how he transforms a small backyard into an elegant outdoor space perfect for summer entertaining.

Over two summers, Joshua made a variety of savvy changes to the urban area. He divided the space into different zones, including a backyard patio, intimate seating area, lounge section and surrounding gardens. Tall trees and a custom cedar screen add privacy, while low-maintenance plants offer easy elegance. Other decorative features include boxwood hedge and ornamental grass. Soft lighting adds a glow after-dark, making the backyard ideal for entertaining after sundown.

Order Flowers Online

50 Comments

  1. Ming W on November 22, 2019 at 5:39 am

    I gotta admit, this is really nice. Great use of every inch for a small backyard space

  2. Bible Girl on November 22, 2019 at 5:40 am

    How much is this landscape job? How can you put string lights outside with no outlets; no solar lights.

  3. Noel Velasco on November 22, 2019 at 5:40 am

    What about when it rains?

  4. 49685sb on November 22, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Beautiful work! Congratulations.

  5. Ye Ye on November 22, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Its Beautiful and low maintenance is a WIN WIN!!!

  6. Chaz Evansdale on November 22, 2019 at 5:42 am

    I really enjoy the lighting, looks much better at night.

  7. Indian Now on November 22, 2019 at 5:42 am

    why don’t they plant more flowers.. looks more appealing n colourful

  8. Sandy G. on November 22, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Beautifully done! I love it!

  9. Achuchu Bam on November 22, 2019 at 5:44 am

    i love it. Simple garden yet so elegant

  10. Darwin McQuerter on November 22, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Amazing outdoor lighting. This is one of my favorite outdoor areas!

  11. Susan Simpson on November 22, 2019 at 5:46 am

    House and Home, why didn’t you show a before picture??????? In any transformation, you have to show a before, to contrast the difference.

  12. Lynette Harding on November 22, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Beautiful

  13. baljeet ahluwalia on November 22, 2019 at 5:50 am

    VERY NICE

  14. Mr Krasker on November 22, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Nice but who has 200, 000 to do this kind of work?

  15. Mahek Sood on November 22, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Beautiful!!

  16. Dennis Alvarez on November 22, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Joshua you are really handsome! Woof woof!

  17. Jennifer Prevost on November 22, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Loooove the atmosphere those lights create!! HELLO ROMANCE! 😉

  18. jodieswife on November 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Fantastic

  19. Renee B on November 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

    The lower garden area is gorgeous. When the hydrangeas are in bloom it will come alive and be so beautiful. I love the elements in this space. Details galore.

  20. shazzabelle123 on November 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Beautiful! Very elegant but also casual at the same time.

  21. orlando B on November 22, 2019 at 5:56 am

    If you have a dog don’t get artificial grass…. you’ll regret it.

  22. js art on November 22, 2019 at 5:56 am

    he can come do my "landscaping" any time. hehe. 😉 but seriously, it looks awesome. love the lighting.

  23. Jaclyn Harper on November 22, 2019 at 6:01 am

    This turned out to be spectacular!

  24. hastycontemplation on November 22, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Like

  25. Linnet Mbotto on November 22, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Green and grey!!! More flowers bring color

  26. Maxine F on November 22, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Great job. Beautiful

  27. DeeM13 on November 22, 2019 at 6:05 am

    fabulous!

  28. Gary McMullan on November 22, 2019 at 6:07 am

    I want this garden!!

  29. Abu Abdullaah on November 22, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Pure Elegance

  30. Nancy Velvet Rose on November 22, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Beautiful!!

  31. N Issa on November 22, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Would you please put the names of all plants mentioned in the video?!

  32. Mohamad Kabox 100 on November 22, 2019 at 6:13 am

    nice

  33. Karen Kelly on November 22, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Where can I get this artificial grass?

  34. Dathan on November 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

    This is quite nice.  How does the dog like that artificial grass?

  35. charlotte mekenkamp on November 22, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Plastic grass 😕👎

  36. neil grattan on November 22, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Really nice job 👍☺

  37. Anna Gray on November 22, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Very beautiful! ♥

  38. Tammy Whatever on November 22, 2019 at 6:23 am

    ❤ Beautiful… now come to AZ and do MY backyard!! It’s hard to grow green, leafy privacy plants & trees in extreme heat. 😢

  39. Ms Brini on November 22, 2019 at 6:24 am

    This is a reupload, isn’t it? I feel like I’ve already seen this episode. Anyways, lovely work!

  40. MisterHot on November 22, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I wonder if he installed a doggie toilet somewhere in those trees since s/he can’t do any business on the fake grass !!!!! 😐

  41. Judy Eason on November 22, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Nice! Very elegant and relax feel

  42. Ju Winks on November 22, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Jesus, he’s good looking! 🙂

  43. Ye Ye on November 22, 2019 at 6:27 am

    WOW, beautiful backyard and Joshua is so handsome 🙂

  44. Truth 2027 on November 22, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Love this!

  45. Victoria Wikle on November 22, 2019 at 6:32 am

    ivy is a very invasive weed where I live in N. Calif. It climbs trees and then topples them, Additionally it harbors rats and mosquitos. We spend hours pulling it out. I hope it is not a problem for you.

  46. yucamex2011 on November 22, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Nice. It looks even much better at night👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  47. Mio Angel on November 22, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Fabulous! I love it! Great talent! Thank you for sharing!

  48. Pamela Curtis on November 22, 2019 at 6:35 am

    I like it, especially the Boxwood, Hornbeam trees & lighting. Wonderful Garden Design!

  49. TheNicoliyah on November 22, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Stunning but in London this garden would not be considered small by any stretch!

  50. hph081000 on November 22, 2019 at 6:38 am

    So many ideas here that one can use.

Leave a Comment