Back gardens is a type of outdoor space featuring greenery, flowers and/or vegetables located at the rear of a residential home.
It’s differentiated from other types of residential gardens, such as those in the front of a house or on the side of it, solely due to its location. A lawn, rock planters, plant containers or trees as well as flower or vegetable beds may be part of a back garden.
The size of Back Gardens varies widely depending on the property.
Smaller yards may have only a tiny area of grass, while bigger Back Gardens may feature large expanses of lawn. Flower beds and rock garden sections may border a grassy backyard as well as form a feature near the center. Flower bed borders are often rectangular and located along a property line in a back garden such as one marked by a fence.
Many Back Gardens don’t just serve as a landscaping display, but rather are used by the families who live in the houses. The back garden space may include a trampoline, basketball hoop or swimming pool as well as space for the family dog to run. Back gardens are usually adjacent to a patio or deck area at the rear of the home. The back door of the house typically leads out onto the patio or deck, then into the rear yard.
Back gardens aren’t always level to the house. They may slope downward or upward. Water features such as ponds or fountains may be a part of a back garden. Some homeowners like to accent the garden with bird baths or statues, while others prefer a plainer look.