Creating a tiered backyard is a beautiful and functional way to customize the outside of your home. It gives a very real and almost castle like impression of the landscaping and can section off different themes of the yard. There are many different formats and materials that can be used to accomplish the specific goal of the homeowner. The terrain of the land, budget, and other parameters should be considered before committing to a yard reformation.
Why A Tiered Yard
There are multiple reasons to make a tiered back yard and they range from functional necessity to beautiful cosmetic additions. Some homes and houses are built on hills or inclines and creating a tiered backyard is the perfect way to produce practical flat land in the yard. A strong slope in the backyard can be problematic for everything from outdoor barbecues to growing gardens, grass, and trees, to recreational activities like a tennis or basketball court. This could be the difference between not purchasing a house because of unmanageable topography to buying that dream home that simply needs modifications. Part of the entire point of having a house is to have a yard and private usable space outside. Layering can turn that hill in the back yard into magnificent landscaping.
Great For A Green Thumb
Many people take pride in having a lawn full of healthy, thick, and plush green grass. Some like to grow gardens for self reliance to eat delicious fruits and vegetables. Some are more partial to flower beds and other plant life. A properly tiered yard can help significantly enhance the overall beauty. Not only can a tiered yard allow these things to grow where they might not otherwise, but it adds structure and ambiance. Therefore in comparison, a layered yard can have two, three, or more levels with varying formats and layouts. A garden and other vegetation can be categorized and section in harmony with a multiple tiered setup to produce pure beauty.
A tiered backyard is also great for outdoor activities such as:
- creating stairs to exercise on
- making sport courts
- a compliment to an in-ground or above ground pool
- a compliment to a cozy tiered area of relaxation with hammocks
- water fountains
- a gazebo
- a patio with a barbecue area.
The possibilities are almost endless and tiers many times enhance any backyard and landscape aspirations. Also, a tiered yard could also potentially be a great asset in areas prone to flooding and can provide a safe area compared to lower ground.
Choosing Type of Tiers
The types of tiers and the materials used are quite varied with different characteristics.
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Tiers that incorporate elegant looking stones are popular and provide a very attractive look. Designs, color, and configuration of the material is easy to compliment with the other features of the outdoor area and with the construction of the actual house. A combination of various materials is also common. Also, budget, dynamic of the yard, and personal desire will influence the design ideas of how to incorporate a tiered backyard on your property.