It’s cold now, but it’s never too early to start dreaming up landscaping projects. Here are a couple ideas to help you get your creative juices flowing. When spring comes, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

Fire Pit

Every outdoor space needs a fire pit. A place you can sit in both cool and warm months to spend time with your loved ones. You can use it as a means to warm up during the winter and as a method of cooking s’mores in the summer (among other things).

Shade Structure

Put a table underneath it to use for dining purposes or put patio furniture under it in order to lounge. No matter how you use it, a shade structure is extremely handy. It gives you a comfortable place to get fresh air without being accosted by the sun. Having a nice shade structure is like adding square footage onto your home. Everyone needs one!

Frisbee Golf Course

Frisbee Golf is a fun game and it’s surprisingly easy to create a course in your backyard. All you have to do is purchase the baskets and discs required to play the game. They range in price from about $60 to $150. You can buy multiple baskets for every ‘hole’ or you can move your portable basket around to each designated spot. Either way, this is a fun way to get your family outside and spending time together. You can find the necessary game items here.

Chicken Coop

It seems like everyone is getting chickens these days. Why not jump on the bandwagon? A quick search on Pinterest will have you looking at the most amazing, upscale chicken coops you’ve ever seen. Creating a cute and functional chicken coop will make your home stand out. Not only can you create a fun yard feature, you’ll get fresh eggs out of the deal too.

Tree House

Who doesn’t love a treehouse? Kids will adore it, and adults will love it on behalf of the kids, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren in their lives. The cool thing about treehouses is that they’re completely customizable. Whether you make it super simple or extravagant, it’s a feature that will get a lot of use while you live there. It’s also a great selling feature should you ever decide to move.

Seats that Swing

Porch swings, sofa swings, and hammocks are some of the best and most fun options for outdoor seating. Why not add one or all of these to your outdoor space. There are plenty of simple plans you can find on the internet that will teach you to make seat swings. A quick google search can lead you towards some beautiful options. Google will also help you narrow down the size and style that will work best for your space.


Think outside the box when it comes to landscaping ideas. It’s these special and unique features that truly make a house feel like a home.