Backyard Landscape Calgary

Easy DIY Backyard Design Tips

Designing a backyard that’s fun, beautiful, and inviting can be a challenge. Not only do you want the landscape of your backyard to show off your personality, but you also want it to be welcoming to family and friends.

DIY design is the best way of showing a little bit of who you are in the backyard you have. Here at Project Landscape in Calgary, we have come up with a few tips that will give you the backyard you have always dreamed of.

Butterfly Garden

A butterfly garden is the perfect do-it-yourself project to invite over your magical flying friends. Plants that you can add to your garden that will attract butterflies include sage, daylily, zinnia, purple coneflower, and of course, a butterfly bush.

Kids Play Space

If you happen to have kids, you could add a trampoline, sandbox, or jungle gym to your backyard. Depending on your woodshop skills, you can build the gym yourself and add your own sand and seashells that you can gather from the beach.

DIY Rope Swing

A child’s memory of their backyard wouldn’t be complete with a rope swing. In order to build this, you will first drill two holes in the seat. Next, tie the rope in between the ends of these holes. Finally, hang the swing from the limb of a strong tree.

Herb Garden

A herb garden is a perfect addition to a backyard, and the best thing is you can eventually add these herbs to the food you cook in your kitchen. Some popular herbs you can add to your garden are thyme, lavender, rosemary, mint, and basil.

DIY Rock Firepit

After a long summer day sitting by the fire with family and friends is the perfect way to end a night. All you need is a concrete mix, water, a trowel, and rocks from around your house. Once you have these, you can build it however big or small you want.

DIY Hammock For Reading

Reading is the perfect activity to relax during warm summer days in your backyard. Building your own hammock or lounger and placing it under a large shady tree is the ideal place to enjoy a warm summer day. All you need is the fabric, rope, two wood dowels, a drill to create a beautiful hammock.

DIY Wooden Bench

Seating is necessary for any backyard. You can make your own wooden bench by heading to the local Home Depot and buy either lumber, cedar, or cypress. You can use cushions from an old couch. You can even add a creative touch by adding cupholders to the armrests.


As you can see, DIY projects are a fun and exciting way to design the backyard you have always envisioned. You can create both a butterfly and herb garden, build a kid’s play space with a swing, add a fireplace and hammock for relaxing, and include a wooden bench to sit with friends and family. Whatever you choose to do, your backyard will look amazing.

Project Landscape in Calgary is here to make your backyard look beautiful all year round. Give us a call today at 403-257-4059 for more information!