Structures Can Add Functional Beauty to Your Landscape

Outdoor structures can add function and beauty to your landscape. You don’t have to have a large yard to enjoy the benefits a garden structure can provide. The key is to choose a structure that balances well with the size of your lawn or garden.

Outdoor Sheds

Outdoor sheds are available in a variety of styles and sizes. You can even have them custom made to complement the architectural style of your home. A shed can provide beneficial storage space. You can add a shed to your landscape and decorate it to function as a relaxing retreat, a playhouse for the kids, a workshop or a potting shed. You can extend your outdoor living space by adding a patio in front of or beside your outdoor shed. Sheds can provide a backdrop for flowerbeds.


Vinyl gazebos are available in different sizes and prices. Vinyl gazebos are a durable and attractive way to increase your outdoor entertainment space. You can showcase baskets of ferns or flowers by hanging them on the gazebo or add color to your landscape by planting flowers around the gazebo. Adding a gazebo to your landscape gives you an additional space to decorate for the holidays. Adding a screen to the gazebo can make it a pleasant place to relax and star gaze.

Animal Houses

Today’s dog house designs are so spectacular they deserve to be a feature in the landscape. Modern dog house designs include special details such as windows and a front porch. Some designs include a rooftop garden where you can grow herbs or succulents. In recent years, more people have started keeping chickens as a hobby. You can find some very impressive and unique hobby chicken houses to add to your landscape or garden design.

On a smaller scale, structures such as a trellis or teepee can be included in your landscape design. These can add height and dimension to your landscape. You can use outdoor lighting to illuminate a structure and make it a focal point of your landscape.

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