Backyard Landscaping Ideas for North Virginia

Your backyard should be more than just an outdoor space. It’s an extension of your home and a living area where your family and friends can gather and make memories.

Our landscape designers specialize in creating distinctive backyards that flow from your home’s design and reflect your personal style. You deserve a high-quality outdoor space that reimagines what a backyard can be, allowing you to enjoy the warm weather exactly the way you choose.

As experts in landscape enhancement, we recommend some changes that can help you make the most of your yard. From unique features to luxury additions, each of the items on this list combines function and beauty, enriching your outdoor experience.

Changes To Make the Most of Your Backyard:

Fire Pit

Fire pit

A fire pit in your backyard creates a warm atmosphere and a gathering place. It can extend your time outdoors in the evenings and allow you to enjoy more of the year outside, even as the weather begins to cool.

A fire burning in a custom fire pit feels like a luxury. We offer a wide variety of styles, such as ringed pits or tables, and materials, including copper, cast iron, masonry, and stone. No matter what you choose, adding a fire pit brings a little magic to your backyard.

Outdoor Kitchen

Installing a full-service outdoor kitchen is the height of backyard luxury. Complete with a stone or masonry structure and fitted with a grill, prep space, sink, refrigerator, cabinets, and even an ice maker, an outdoor kitchen expands your living space into the outdoors. It creates a perfect area to spend time with family and guests while you prepare a delicious meal.

An outdoor bar is the perfect place to entertain your friends and to relax and enjoy the summer weather. Its design and materials should complement your home’s exterior, adding to the sense that it’s an extension of your home.

Wood, stone, and masonry are excellent choices, and there are many features that can be added to increase the bar’s functionality. Consider a small outdoor refrigerator, sink, ice bin, storage drawers, and even a wine refrigerator or beer tap.

Waterfall Feature

Swimming Pool Builder

A waterfall is a dramatic feature that introduces movement and sound to your backyard landscaping. It can be playful and musical with cascading water, or it can be a gentle trickle that sets a calm, meditative tone. Higher sound levels can even cover up the noise of urban living. The design should reflect your taste and blend with its surroundings, and it can even be incorporated into an inground pool design.

Fountain Feature


Fountains are another way to add drama, and the grace of falling water allows you to bask in your backyard oasis. Fountains are ideal focal points, and they can fit with any style. Whether you choose a simple, informal shape, a meditative Japanese style, a traditional, tiered fountain, a dramatic statue, or an elegant wall fountain, it will add visual interest and a relaxing atmosphere.

Water levels and flow rates can be controlled to match your desired sound level. Depending on the rest of your landscaping, you may select from a variety of materials, including concrete, stone, and metal.

Inground Pool Build

Inground Pool in the Winter

There’s nothing quite like an inground pool when it comes to embracing summer and living the warmer seasons to their fullest. A custom swimming pool design will fit with your lifestyle, the style of your home, and your backyard setting. We offer a variety of pool types, and the materials and design of the landscaping can be customized to your exact preferences.

Features like automatic covers, in-pool lighting, and customized steps and ledges can add to what’s already one of the best outdoor features.

Work With Experts for Quality and Design Excellence

At State of the Art Landscape, we create outdoor environments that are unique, functional, beautiful and a true reflection of who you are and how you live.

We will work with you to design your dream landscape and make it come to life, using high-quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship. Our team is dedicated to complete client satisfaction from our first meeting and to creating long-term relationships through excellent and dependable service.

Let us put our expertise to work for you, creating a backyard that exceeds your expectations and lets you embrace the beauty of outdoor living. Request an on-site appointment with one of our landscape designers today!