Shade pergola, BBQ island and natural stone paving make this Phoenix backyard landscaping very useful and striking too.

Striking Shade & BBQ Island: Phoenix Backyard Landscaping

Sometimes simple is the best looking design when it comes to your Phoenix backyard landscaping. A small backyard doesn’t mean that you must sacrifice. It means that you need great planning of space in your landscape design.  After all, wasted space doesn’t do anything for you and rarely makes outdoor living spaces more appealing.

The project pictured above is one of our recently completed Phoenix patios. This low maintenance Arizona landscape is long on looks and low on maintenance. The homeowner opted for synthetic lawn which can be the best choice with small children in the house and an eye on water conservation. A place to run and romp that is soft underfoot is something every child should have in their life. While this backyard landscaping does contain a pool, it is separated from the patio and lawn area by a child-proof barrier of mesh fencing.  When entertaining, the family can allow free traffic flow with a gate to the pool deck, yet create a child safe play area at all other times.

This backyard landscaping now features an  Arizona flagstone patio and custom natural stone BBQ island. Phoenix outdoor living spaces require at least these two elements to provide you with the staple conveniences. These elements reside beneath a gorgeous redwood stained wood pergola. Phoenix patios always need shade if you are going to enjoy them as much as possible.

The shade structures known as a pergola are extremely similar to traditional Southwestern ramadas. The difference is found in the ends of the cross timbers or boards that create the shade. In this particular backyard, the styling is most definitely a pergola with stucco masonry columns to support it. A standard color for the wood ramada is brown. There is nothing standard about this one though, with its unusual and completely striking red hue it is a large and impressive focal point admired from all angles. That red also pulls the pink tones out of the Arizona flagstone patio paving beautifully.

Whipping up everything from sizzling steaks to gourmet meals outdoors will be super simple for this homeowner. Their built in gas grill’s island houses both a gas cooktop and grill. The BBQ island is faced with natural stone in a medley of colors native to Arizona.