Beautifying Your Home’s Backyard in Maryland or Washington DC

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Backyard designs are one of the most fun parts of home renovations. The sky’s the limit in the metaphorical sense, as long as you follow state and local height regulations. If your backyard is in need of renovations or you want to give it a makeover to keep up with current trends, Winthorpe Design and Build is here to help! We know how important it is to have a nice-looking and functional backyard. This is especially true if you like to have people over or spend a lot of time outside. The yard of your house is just as crucial to the function of your home as the interior, and if you’re not happy with it, we can help.

Winthorpe Design and Build has over three decades of experience. Our friendly, professional staff always prioritizes your happiness and we do everything possible to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction. 

There are a lot of factors that go into backyard beautification designs. First, it’s important to ask (and answer) a few crucial questions:

How will you use the environment to your design advantage?

One of the biggest parts of backyard designs is landscaping and plants. You’ve got to plan your landscaping and gardening in a way that will work for the different seasons so that it will never look drab or uninviting.

If you’re trying to be environmentally friendly, there are a lot of things that you can do with the space around you that will benefit your aesthetic as well as the environment. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this is to use plants that are native to your area to decorate your yard and plant in your garden. 

You can also use terraces, rain gardens, and sloping roofs in a way that will beautify your yard while naturally directing the flow of water where it’s needed.

What are the Main Things You’ll Use the Yard for?

Some of the prettiest designs for yard decorations and yard beautification aren’t the most practical. Unfortunately, just because a design appeals to you and fits the rest of your home’s aesthetic, that doesn’t mean it will work well for your intended use or withstand the rigor of daily life. Before you get your heart set on a design and have it broken when you find out it won’t work, consult the expert designers at Winthorpe Design and Build to figure out what will and won’t work out

What is Your Budget?

Unfortunately, finances are a factor in almost every beautification process and design decision you make. Renovating, designing, and building can become pretty expensive. You should always check in with your designer to see if the plan you have in mind will work with your budget before you get too excited about it. Yard decorations can be especially expensive, especially if you want something to last more than a season or two. If you’re planning to build a gazebo, porch, or patio, the final cost will be even higher.

Consider the Maintenance

A lot of the things commonly done to beautify yards and gardens require a lot of maintenance in order to remain attractive. Some plants need yearly trimming, vining plants need to be trained onto a trellis, and having a lot of things to mow around can make upkeep take way longer than you’d like. 

Extensive maintenance needs are something that not everyone can deal with, and if you don’t want to hire a yard service, you need to be realistic. There’s nothing wrong with creating a lower maintenance lawn, but it does limit your options. Because of this, it’s crucial for you to consider what you will and won’t be able to handle. Understand what limitations your yard choices will present in the future and plan accordingly. There are many things you can add to your yard that require little to no maintenance. For example, a gazebo, porch, or patio is lower maintenance than a trellis, and can be styled quite nicely. They are, however, more expensive. 

Why Winthorpe Design & Build Is Right For You

Here at Winthorpe Design & Build, we made our already simple process even easier by adding virtual communication options, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us right away and set up a consultation, or just ask us any questions you have. We understand how important it is to you to have the yard of your dreams and be able to entertain guests, which is why we’re here to help you get the perfect yard as quickly and painlessly as possible without going over your budget. We can even work around your schedule if you need us to. 


Contact us via the Winthorpe Design & Build website today for more information or to schedule a virtual consultation!

Feel free to give us a call at:

Office #: (301) 854-2092 

Metro #: (202) 600-2515 

We look forward to doing business with you!

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