Decide which regions you want in your yard. You could have some of the following:
- a children’s area (sandbox, playsets, etc.)
- a teenager area such as a basketball court,
- an adult area such as a patio area,
- a garden area,
- outdoor dining,
- a pet area,
- chicken area,
- yard storage such as a shed, fake outhouse, or bench for storage
When designing your yard regions, put the things you want to see out your back windows. Do you want to watch your garden grow or your children play? Most families prefer to see the children play so they put the children’s area where it’s easy to see out the back window and the garden in the more hidden areas. It’s delightful to watch children play.
A waterfall with a toddler in the yard isn’t a good idea for safety reasons, so look how this homeowner solved their dilemma.
Do you need outdoor yard storage?
Here’s another idea: