Add Drama to Your Backyard with Climbing Vines

Landscaping is a great way to enhance the look of your place while challenging your skills to think of fresh ideas. Oftentimes, gardeners will opt for solid rock formation or concrete to landscape their garden or backyard. But if you want to add both drama and practicality, choose climbing vines. They are easy to plant and only need trellis to fashionably climb towards the top.

When choosing a climbing vine for your garden, you need to choose a variety that works well in your area. If you are maintaining a theme garden then climbing vines are ideal as well since they are available in wide array of variations. You can choose from flowery, soft, thick and green vines. Also don’t forget to make use of trellis or landscape fence as this complements the vines.

Benefits of Planting Landscape Vines

These twisting and turning vines have lots of advantages on your garden. It is a creative plant used to landscape a specific part of your home.

  • Prevents Soil Erosion – vines are living screens as they use tendrils to link with nearby plants so they are sturdier than an average plant. These vines can grow horizontally or vertically covering a large area of the area.
  • Easy to Plant – if gardening is a hobby, then this plant is for you. Vines are easy to plant compared to any other plant in your garden.
  • Easy Maintenance – vines need little time for maintenance to grow healthy. As long as they have trellis to climb on, they just grow on their own.
  • Grows on Limited Space – these climbing plants are ideal on small gardens as they can grow vertically. So with them, you can create a lovely landscape without the need of a bigger place.

Landscape Fence with your Vine

Aside from trellis, a landscape fence works beautifully with vines. It helps in the curvature of the climbing plants. This fence is custom-made, artistic, unique and fits in whatever garden scenario.

  • Privacy Fence – tall privacy fence adds texture and enhance backyard landscape. Usually thick vines climb on them so it can work its purpose, to separate parts of the garden – keeping privacy.
  • Wrought iron fence – railings made of wrought iron are great for opening up a space between two partitioned spaces while still providing a soft screen. Plant some flowery ivy to add color on the entire look.
  • Standard Wood Fence – woods are commonly used as fence because they serve their purpose in screening some area while you can easily be creative with woods.


  • Arbor on Gardens – if you like to experience a princess-like feeling when entering your garden, arbor trellis is the best option. Flowering vines can grow on them easily, just be careful in treating them while they are growing. Also, trees and shrubs will look good with this kind of arbor so you can plant them beside it.

These vines keep on growing everyday so as much as possible, give time to cut and trim them if necessary. This will allow you to decorate the vine in whatever design you want it to follow and this way the plants will stay in specific areas. Plus, these vines can crawl on your fences – after all, they’re fast growing climbers. Don’t forget to add these vines on your next landscape project for a better garden view.

Rock & Stone Gardens

A variety of plants can be difficult to thrive in some parts of the country. For instance, desert regions have far fewer options for your landscaping than in more fertile areas.  Many people don’t want to add additional cactus and other plants like this so when looking for unique and beautiful options they turn to natural rocks and stones.


Rock and stone gardens are technically not a garden at all. However, they can really add a lot to the look and feel of your property.  Even in areas where it is possible to grow a wide range of plants, they are a great option to consider.  The following are important things to know before you start out your own rock and stone garden:

Know What Rock & Stone Gardens Are

A rock garden is loosely defined as any garden in which rocks and stones play a large role in.  This can mean that it is an entire area which is dedicated only to rocks and stones, or a traditional garden with plants that are surrounded by rocks.  In almost all cases these gardens will have many rocks which are of a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors.

As there are so many different types of rocks on the earth, and they can be placed anywhere without having to worry about climate or soil type like you do with plants.  Rock gardens also don’t require any sort of ongoing maintenance like pruning or trimming like plants do.  For many people this is a huge benefit because they get to enjoy the beauty of the rocks without any of the work commonly associated with gardening.

Determine The Size of Rock Gardens

One nice thing about this type of landscaping is that you can choose to make it virtually any size or shape you’d like.  Many people will take an entire backyard and add all sorts of rocks to give it depth and character which might not otherwise be possible.  You can use rocks to make walking paths or to segment your yard based on other factors.

There are so few things to worry about when choosing rocks that they are widely considered to be the best option for those who don’t have the time to put much ongoing work into their yard, but still want to have natural beauty.   This type of addition to a yard is truly ideal for the busy family who can’t keep up on traditional landscaping, or those who are older and can’t handle the difficult work required to keep a normal garden growing properly.  Of course, it is also ideal for anyone who just loves the look of a great rock and stone garden.

Combine Rock Gardens with Living Plants

Combining rocks and living plants together in one area is a great way to have an entirely natural environment which still has starkly contrasting looks and feels.  In some areas the rocks will eventually grow moss on them as well which will give an entirely different look than a bare rock area would.  Nature is a wonderful thing in that it is always changing and moving so even something as simple as a rock garden may just surprise you at its diversity.