With spring coming soon, it’s time to start planning for upcoming backyard projects. Winter is the time of year when spring landscape dreams start to take shape. If you’re looking to create a focal point in your landscape, a backyard bridge should definitely be a part of it.
You don’t need to have a professional landscape or vast acreage to take advantage of a backyard bridge. Even the smallest backyard can benefit from the height, texture, and style a bridge brings.
You can create a bridge that covers a water features, connects the porch to the lawn, directs the flowerbed to the vegetable patch, or simply one part of the lawn to another. If you have been wanting to create any major focal points, now is also the time to begin researching ideas, and mapping out where to place things.
Here are some of our favorite plans to help get your creative juices flowing. These popular ideas provide ways to incorporate bridges into just about any landscape vision you may have.
Water Feature Bridges
Using a bridge over a water feature is one of the most popular uses for backyard bridges. A water feature lends itself to a bridge for obvious reasons. Even if your backyard creek is clearly small enough to step over, a bridge still adds an added style element that is beautiful and elegant.
Sometimes a bridge is a great way to add a little variety to an existing landscape path. You can add a bridge directly over gravel or grass to just add a little spice to the existing pathway in your backyard or garden area.
Sometimes using a bridge isn’t necessarily for utility, but rather for style. Just because you don’t have a practical or necessary reason for a bridge, doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate one. A statement bridge is beautiful and romantic. It adds a different texture and element to your landscape. Large or small, painted or natural, bridges of any size or style can instantly elevate your yard.
These are just a few of the dozens of ways bridges can be incorporated into your property. Bridges can be handmade to fit your exact space, or purchased and placed in less than a day. Natural wood is popular, but bridges can also be painted to add a bright pop of color. Whether you have a vast landscape or a small zero-scape, a bridge makes a beautiful addition to your outdoor space.