23 Big Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards

Kathryn Prideaux works magic with small spaces in Tucson and other Arizona cities, infusing the colors of the sky, surrounding terrain, and nature into her landscape designs for patio homes and condominiums.

Tucson Small Yard Design

German Village in Columbus, Ohio, is a neighborhood of brick row houses built in the 1800s by German immigrants that has been undergoing preservation and revitalization since 1959.

Yard for a Historic Home

For decades, lawns have been the go-to ground cover without anyone giving it much thought.

Spanish Bungalow

What do you do when your house has no backyard? You borrow space wherever you can find it.

Turning the Front Yard Into the Backyard

A falling-apart deck and a desire to get rid of their lawn prompted the owners of this San Francisco home to enlist Land Studio C.

Backyard with a Hot Tub and Barbecue

Yes, this is the same yard in the same fairly small space, designed by Land Studio C for a house in San Francisco.

Another Part of the Yard

Sacramento-based design firm Change of Seasons was inspired by the dividers of a Bento Box

Asian-Inspired Backyard

Working with limited space, Beyond Landscaping was able to create a low-maintenance retreat in the backyard of a home in Toronto, Canada, that features a small fiberglass pool

Tiny Toronto Backyard

The challenge: To design a backyard for a young family in San Francisco that could include room for dining and seating along with space for two little boys to let their imaginations run wild.

Family-Friendly San Francisco Backyard

Emma Lam and her design team at A Small Green Space specialize in small yards: the bulk of their clients are in Jersey County, New Jersey, and nearby New York City.

Neat and Vertical Backyard