Stop Making BACKYARD MISTAKES (same Mistakes over and over again)

Stop Making BACKYARD MISTAKES (same Mistakes over and over again)

Same old Mistakes – I’ve seen 100,000’s of times!! IT’S TIME TO STOP!! Stop the torture!! Stop the Wasting of Money!! Stop the Heartache!!!

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50 Comments

  1. Jessi Fishman on September 17, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Your so called “mistakes” would depend heavily on the climate you live in. Here in Arizona, if your dining area was out in the open it would NEVER get used, especially in the summer! Shade and cover is mandatory here. In your closed off mind or area what you’re suggesting may work, but don’t say that these design decisions are mistakes because depending on the environment they aren’t.

  2. Carlene Douglas on September 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Hi i need help i live in trinidad 🇹🇹

  3. Jillian Hernandez on September 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    We are in New Jersey would love to have your input on the backyard design.

  4. Justin Miller on September 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    I need help ! Charlotte NC

  5. Maebelle Rechtman on September 17, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    First time in your channel and I quickly subscribed. I live in Australia, will that work if I were to engage your services?

  6. ydjones on September 17, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    His Micah I’m a disabled veteran and I have a big backyard and have no clue how or what to do. I don’t have a lot of money but would definitely love your expertise. I’m located in Savannah Ga. I’ve been watching your videos and I am listening. PLEASE HELP!!!!

  7. Nabia Uddin on September 17, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I’d like to set up a video call with you. Hope to hear from you soon.

  8. Mumford Hound on September 17, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Bossy SOB. wouldn’t hire him based on his judgmental self- imposed projection.

  9. Karen Wackerly on September 17, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    You are doing a wonderful thing, I watch your videos, I can’t afford you but I am inspired by you hopefully my little diy projects will work out!

  10. Angelo on September 17, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Awsome video! I’m looking to do my backyard over…i need help! I have some idea’s but i bet yours are better

  11. ChaoticSilence on September 17, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    We’ve got a huge blank slate for a backyard that I’m dying to turn into an outdoor living area for us (wife and child), and for hosting others. Greater Toronto Area. Need your help!

  12. ver h on September 17, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Yeah cause you added more cement and made a structure just spend more money thats all

  13. Dalillu Dallys on September 17, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    You could have made a really positive, enlightening video offering great tips. I couldn’t listen more than a few minutes to your know all, condescending attitude.

  14. Prayon Kreutz on September 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I Can’t get anyone to give me a call back. I did have one Landscaper come out to give us a bid & he never got back to us!! They all told us they have way too much work & not enough employees!! WHY do they even set up booths at the Home Improvement Shows?? We were told that a Backyard pool install was a 3 year waiting list!!

  15. Yes! We_Buy_Houses1 on September 17, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I need help. I’m in Georgia

  16. Honey Buns on September 17, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    How much do you charge to design a backyard that is about 1500 to 2000 sqft

  17. Johana Galindez on September 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Hi I live in Florida and love your ideas. Especially, the screens that come hide and come down when need it. I need help!!!

  18. K Parker on September 17, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Would love help.. but in Australia 🙁

  19. DARCYA Holbrook on September 17, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I need a 3D design for my backyard

  20. Susan A on September 17, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I’m is Northridge California and I need to a low cost design for my backyard. The kitchen remodel was an expensive nightmare going over two years now.

    Backyard:
    Half for pets and children with artificial turf with perimeter smooth gravel so pets and children won’t hurt themselves if they run or all in that area.
    Other half for table and seating with an umbrella, non-fixed fireplace with movable seating. Two areas?
    There’s a slight slope since these homes were originally double terraced but have since broken down way before I moved here. Not sure it that’s even an issue other than it needs to be leveled for the hard areas.
    Maybe a pressure treated wood or interlock pavers with a cap that can double as seating and can help make that area level..?
    I will be adding raised garden beds probably in the gravel perimeter if that works.
    I don’t want raised garden beds to be too close to the fences…critters and neighbors are an issue.
    I’m thinking 5’ wide smooth gravel around the perimeter and maybe a dry riverbed to breakup the gravel look if I can afford it. Also some type of inexpensive paver or thick large outside tile product for the hard areas that will lead from the covered porch to the outside areas. Also a walkway from porch to the left and right of the porch that both lead to gated side yards and water water spickets.
    The BBQ will likely stay under the covered porch.
    I would like to make the existing porch concrete blend in with whatever materials are used…stamped concrete or maybe a stain..?
    One or two outside rugs..?
    It needs to be very low cost but I want it to function and the seating and fire pit to be movable.
    There’s already a covered porch with 1951 plain concrete that I want to blend in with whatever I add.Maybe some kind of concrete stamping or staining.
    My taste is no clutter and kinda modern that leans towards Zen or Asian but inviting.
    I don’t have a lot of people over at one time so it doesn’t need to be huge.
    Seating and pillows, the less the better, need to be removed and stored inside because I hate bugs and spiders but they seem to love to bite me all the time.
    Also, I am disabled and having a bumpy surface or a surface that has gaps is an invitation for me to go to the ER.
    Having typed all of this out it seems impossible.
    Since the kitchen nightmare has happened I feel defeated and depressed.
    I really don’t think I’ll ever have a home that is relaxing to me and inviting, clean and tidy.
    All I see is STRESS and that’s the one thing the doctors tell me I have to avoid or I will never stop getting worse.
    I wish all the doctors could live with ME/CFS/FMS and then tell me they wouldn’t keep looking for ANYTHING to make the pain go away or even lessen…or sleep for two nights in a row and for more than two hours when sleep does come.
    I suppose I’m desperate. Sorry for spilling all of that to you. I don’t have a family and after being sick for over 24 years friends are few and far between. The few good friends I have we’re smart but Southern California and I should’ve followed them when they did.💔

  21. Linda Lacey on September 17, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I need help I live in New Jersey Southern New Jersey I have an inground pool a deck I just a little help because I thinking of an outdoor kitchen but I don’t want to make a mistake

  22. Jennifer Michel on September 17, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    We’ve watched a lot of your videos. Our outdoor space is in need of some help! It’s ugly and uninspiring. We’re in Auburn CA!

  23. constance hill on September 17, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I am planning a BACKYARD PARADISE, for my retirement….3 years left. 😒😏. I’ve been watching your videos for a couple months now. I live in Pace Florida. I do plan on making appointment for a Zoom meeting to plan my design, but I don’t know of any good local contractors in my area. Could you or would you be able to possibly assist with this?

  24. Amy Beaumont on September 17, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I need help. Salt Lake City, Utah

  25. Denise Ferrer on September 17, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Are you ever in NC???

  26. wh1ppet1982 on September 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Why is your tv so high? Is it touching the ceiling

  27. Robert Collins on September 17, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I need help. Cleveland ohio

  28. PJ Jackson on September 17, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    He needs some nipple tape.

  29. Ricardo Morales on September 17, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Will you be in Dallas anytime soon?

  30. Eva Musquiz on September 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I need your smarts!!!
    North Dallas, TX

  31. Nick Blake on September 17, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Howdy Micah! I’m in Spring Branch, TX (just north of San Antonio). Kinda stuck in the planning stage on how to best use a decent amount of space. At this point probably looking to actually start work next spring. Was originally planning to expand patio but watching your videos really made me realize I didn’t have any type of cohesive plan with flow. Would love to have you design a space!

  32. Reese Whitt on September 17, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Carson City NV

  33. Lauren Williams on September 17, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Were in camas Washington, with a small patio and we want to expand our space!

  34. Orwin Smith Sr. on September 17, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I need help. Columbus ga!

  35. Josh Swiatek on September 17, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Hey Micha, love all your videos, been watching for awhile. My wife and I live in Georgetown, TX (right outside of Austin) and are preparing to move to a brand new house (still in Georgetown) within the next couple months. I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how we want to design our backyard and layout it out for optimal hosting/parties but also to give us some privacy from the neighbors. I have a lot of thoughts/ideas but not really sure how to make it a reality, would love to connect and get some insight and potentially a 3D design. Thanks.

  36. Dr. Paul Charlton on September 17, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Backyard Design people- We’re in the process of backyard renos- at the planning stages now – have 2 D done and now 3D done – so uninspiring results- giving them one more chance and would love a second opinion. I love all your video’s but my challenge is we live in Toronto where the temperatures are cold 8 mths of the yr so to have destination areas closer to the house makes sense. Lets pls connect.

  37. Tiffany Carper on September 17, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Micah, I’ve really enjoyed your videos and hope you can offer some direction. You’re correct in that every Landscape Designer we’ve had out here has only discussed plant design with vague references to patio over here or place a table over there. We live on top of a hill and the backyard is just a deck and is very windy. Umbrellas and chairs blow around plus the gas BBQ doesn’t work in such high winds. So, our plan is to utilize the front yard as our primary outdoor living space. We live on a private single lane road so there’s very little traffic. However, my dilemma is how do we make the front yard look appealing and inviting while not obstructing views from inside our home. We live in Southern California in Temecula CA. Thanks for your help!

  38. Mo R on September 17, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    do you have any 2D designs available for budget friendly available? I do appreciate the 1on 1 meetings. Would that be helpful in creating a new backyard. Right now our backyard is pretty much empty. We even need to add a wall as one side has chicken wire fencing.

  39. Jennifer Gray Thompson on September 17, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I hear you and raise you a series of design mistakes going on behind you on that mantel…..

  40. gina bonilla on September 17, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Hello Micah, I am in Killeen, Texas and would love help with my backyard. You said you will be in Texas praying we can meet! Thank you and stay wonderful and bless.

  41. Juliana Paiva-Campos on September 17, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    My husband & I live in Sacramento, California. We really enjoy watching your videos. We have 2 border collies. We need help with what to make our backyard landscaping dog friendly.

  42. SC M on September 17, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    This video is eye opening – thank you for your honesty and no wishy washy direct approach. It’s nice to watch a professional expert get straight to the point with visual examples to help clueless people, like myself, understand exactly what you are telling us. We most definitley need your help. We moved to the mountains after the loss of my BF’s child. He needed to regroup, be alone with his feelings and thoughts, and find what gives him a feeling of purpose and some happiness. The previous owners were here for over 30 years and there is landscaping, buildings, pathways, decks, a fire pit and and a slated area with a short stone wall on the open side of it . It’s alot – it’s not private even though there are woods around us. We have used the fire pit once, Sept. Will be 1 year since we moved in. We are in the gorgeous Shenandoah River mountains of Virginia – an area that is all about the outdoors. People come here to vacation and find peace and quiet. We are experiencing the exact opposite. I believe there is a strong connection with nature and healing if you have the right environment around you. We need your help creating that safe, private, calming outdoor space. I know this will help bring some peace in and push a little of the pain out. Kindest Regards. Cabin in VA!!

  43. Jenn Linn on September 17, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    My backyard needs help. We had 9 trees removed to install a fence. Husband thinks wood chips is a great feature. I hate it. We are near Salem, New Hampshire.

  44. Marie Rae Gurule on September 17, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I’m in Big Bear, California and I have a 10,060 sq ft back yard with dirt and rocks a blank canvas. Would love to have your help in designing the back yard. Thank you! Marie

  45. miss nursie on September 17, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    I stopped watching in the first 5 minutes because I felt like you were yelling at me. And I don’t even have a patio 😂

  46. plaidpie on September 17, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Help in Englewood (Denver-ish) CO! A big sloping suburban lawn, jonesing to become an entertainment mecca for all the friends I don’t have. Yet. The dance floor, the Elvis impersonator, the Tupac wannabe, and the Marching Band. The winding path for the conga line, the fire pit down below, & the smokers and tokers nestled far from the madding crowd. The must have [portable/compostable?] toilets cleverly hidden close to the outdoor kitchen’s DISHWASHER, while the automatic hands pop out of the tables smacking guys on the head, "Whatsamatta you?! Bus your dishes!" Then retract back into the table, invisible.
    A design along those lines, with a very modernist edgy look. Edgy marching bands. Really. I just need the right 3D design, because, If you build it, They will come.

  47. Robert Postma on September 17, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I really like your videos but my back yard is on a 30deg slope. I would love to see unique solutions you have done for non-traditional flat yards

  48. John Chartrand on September 17, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Contact me, very interested on getting a 3D design idea

  49. Hi Tech Custom on September 17, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I’m in Catskills NY. Putting a gunnite pool in late august. Need design help. I’m close to New Jersey.

  50. Rit Adraille on September 17, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Me : those look nice
    Guy in the video : it’s shit

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