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8 Easy Yard Designs You Should Try

yard-design-ideas 8 Easy Yard Designs You Should Try
It’s that time of the year again! The flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is beginning to peak out of the clouds, and pool season is quickly approaching. With spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect opportunity to revamp your yard.

Whether you’ve simply neglected your yard, haven’t had the time, or didn’t know what direction to take your designs, there’s always work to be done to your yard prior to spring. Regardless of the reason, most likely, you’ve been putting off this daunting task.

However, you shouldn’t be intimidated by this project! Redesigning your yard from head to toe is easy with our eight simple design ideas.

Follow along for pro tips on how to give your yard a much needed facelift using:
  1. Pathways
  2. Courtyards
  3. Artificial grass
  4. Deck flooring
  5. Pool upgrades
  6. Fire pits
  7. Outdoor showers
  8. Wooden pallets
By putting these customizable ideas to use, your house will be ready for any spring activity. Trust us—you and your guests will thank us later.


A well-designed path provides a safe, easy route to and from your home. However, a great one does much more. A great pathway leads your guests through an inviting tour of your yard. It directs them through your bountiful garden, past your pool upgrades, and around your entertaining courtyard.

A pathway is the ultimate way to show off your yard this spring. And, even if your home already has an established or unplanned path, you may be missing some key design elements.

When picking the size of your pathway, remember to think about practicality. Once you’re ready to plot a pathway in your front yard, consider making it wider than the standard backyard size of 48 inches. This is an ideal design element because, most likely, more guests will need to fit side by side when approaching the front of your home versus the back.

When choosing the materials for your pathway, we suggest considering both cost and appearance. Start by taking a look at our two most popular materials, flagstone and pavers. If you’re still not liking what you see, browse through the rest of our landscape flooring which includes countless material options at an affordable price.


A courtyard allows you to express your personality, creativity, and taste. Whether you’re trying to relax in privacy, enjoy the weather, drink cocktails with friends, or take in the enchanted sounds of your marble waterfall, adding an intimate courtyard is the perfect solution.

When designing a courtyard for the upcoming spring season, we recommend planning a space that reflects your interests and desires. Because this project is customizable in every way, only implement design elements that fit your needs.

To help brainstorm what works best for you, below are some of the most popular designs to add within a courtyard: Still don’t know exactly what you want to include? Get inspired by browsing through some photos of well-designed exterior courtyards.

Artificial Grass

When many think of artificial grass, they’re immediately skeptical that it’ll look like a plastic floor mat in their yard. This couldn’t be further from the truth! It looks and feels amazing—probably even better than normal grass.

Artificial grass is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular in the landscaping world, and with good reason.

Get rid of your skepticism and reap the countless benefits of artificial grass which include:
  • Lower energy bills
  • Grass that looks great year-round
  • Durable and long-lasting material
  • No more mowing, weeding, or seeding
Artificial grass is the perfect addition to your yard this spring. Try implementing it into your front and backyard or get creative by installing a mini putting green for you and your guests to enjoy. With Imperial Wholesale services, the sky is the limit.

Deck Flooring

In Arizona, spring is the perfect season to take advantage of your deck or patio. It’s a time to finally start enjoying backyard barbeques and hosting outdoor gatherings. If your deck isn’t up to par for these activities, there’s no need to worry! We’re here to ensure that your yard becomes the life of the party for the upcoming season.

Choosing your outdoor flooring is a crucial step in redesigning your yard. In fact, we believe that it’s the most important element because it sets the tone for the rest of your designs. If you aren’t sure where to begin in your search for the perfect deck flooring, start by familiarizing yourself with the most popular landscape flooring, including: Browsing through these materials should give you a better idea of what type of flooring fits best with your backyard ambiance. When going through this process, we recommend evaluating all your options before making a final decision, so you’re confident in your material for many years to come.

After choosing your flooring, it’s time for installation. Luckily for you, installation is an element you don’t have to worry about. At Imperial Wholesale, we take care of all your installation needs. We’re here to ensure that your products are properly installed and that you’re more than happy with the end result.

Pool Upgrades

When it comes to upgrading your pool, the opportunities are endless. You can either install a brand new pool, redesign your current one, or simply add in a few new accessories. Regardless of your needs, we are here to help you perfect any pool project that you take on.

When installing a brand new pool, there are a lot of design elements to keep in mind. And with this project, really anything is possible. To begin, educate yourself on How to Design the Perfect Pool for Your Home to get pro tips on what shape, surface, coping, and accessories work best for you.

If you’re more interested in redesigning your current pool, take the time to evaluate why it isn’t fulfilling your needs. It may be you don’t like the size of your pool, or the surface doesn’t flow with the rest of your yard design. Once you determine why your current pool isn’t fitting your needs, contact us at Imperial Wholesale. Our experts will help you nail down a new pool design for pool season.

If you’re not looking to take on a heavily involved project this season, the best option for you may be simply adding a few accessories to your existing pool. Taking on a project like this is what will make your pool truly unique and yours. So let’s get creative!

Here are some of our favorite dream pool accessories:
  • Waterfalls
  • Bridges
  • Swim-up bars
  • Beach entries
  • Slides
  • Jacuzzis
  • Underwater seating
  • Wall caps
  • Shaded structures
Take the time this year to finally create the dream pool you’ve always wanted.

Fire Pits

A fire pit is an easy DIY project that has the potential to completely transform your yard. Follow along for a simple step-by-step guide from A Beautiful Mess on how to build your perfect fire pit. What you’ll need:
  1. Spray paint
  2. Gravel
  3. Shovel, mattock, or other digging tools
  4. Landscaping stones from Imperial Wholesale
  5. Masonry adhesive
  6. Rubber mallet
Let’s get to work:
  1. Outline your fire pit
  2. Dig your fire pit
  3. Fill your fire pit
  4. Build your fire pit
Install your brand new fire pit into your yard, courtyard, or patio for an intimate area for you and your guests to gather.

Outdoor Showers

An outdoor shower is typically an overlooked renovation when it comes to redesigning your yard, because it’s not something that you normally see—especially in Arizona. But once you experience an outdoor shower, there’s nothing like it. It’s the perfect way to relax, wash off from outdoor activities, or even cleanse the chlorine off of your skin from the pool.

When building your shower, there are many different materials you could use to bring the entire project together. The most popular materials that we’ve seen include:
  • Pebble
  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Stone
  • Granite
These materials can help you piece together the ultimate outdoor shower for your yard.

Wooden Pallets

When it comes to decorating your yard, implementing unique furniture or patio décor can cost a pretty penny. If you’re wanting to transform your yard without spending a fortune, wooden pallets are a great resource. Wooden pallets allow you to get involved in a good DIY project, renovate your yard, and create durable and stylish furniture that doesn’t break the bank.

Before committing to this project, make sure you know exactly what type of décor you’re wanting to create. Whether you are willing to spend several days transforming a wooden pallet, or just a few hours, there’s a project that’s perfect for you.

Some of our favorite exterior decorations involving wooden pallets include:
  • Patio furniture
  • Porches
  • Wooden fences
  • Swings
  • Flower boxes
If any of these DIY projects catch your eye, make sure to check out How to Use Wooden Pallets Outside for a step-by-step guide on how to perfectly integrate wooden pallets into your backyard.

Next Steps

At first, redesigning your backyard seems like an overwhelming task to take on all at once. However, with these 8 easy yard designs and a little help from our experts at Imperial Wholesale, a complete yard remodel is made easy.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and let us transform your dreams into a reality!