Making Yard Out of Nothing At All

Todd Brock in Marietta, GA

We took a bare, unusable backyard and made it into something special for the whole family with a large screen porch, paver patio and grilling station, dedicated play area, and lush lawn.

Back Yard Before & After Fun for Kids Lawn Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.) Outdoor Kitchen Patio

1 of 6: The backyard before. Yard sloped off into nothingness. Deck was too small to really use.

2 of 6: The backyard, after. We used retaining walls and truckloads of soil to build up the grade to create a more level and usable lawn.

3 of 6: Large screen porch where the deck used to be. Allows for bug-free, shaded outdoor dining and entertaining for most of the year.

4 of 6: Grilling station near house. Paver patio connects to screen porch. Future plans include a pavilion-type roof over the grill for outdoor cooking in any weather.

5 of 6: Patio made of tumbled cobblestone-style pavers. Stone seating wall connects to grill station.

6 of 6: Timber retaining wall tucked into woods creates shaded, level area in back of yard for playset. Stone steps allow access to lower portion of wooded lot.

Comments / Questions

Todd, I have the exact same grill. I am looking to get another to fit into my built in. However the store has gone out of business or change name. Can you tell me where you got yours. Thanks. mmccloud06@AOL.COM

Love the back yard Todd and I agree with Kim love the stone work

Nice job, very inviting. Being from Arizona I miss all the green and tall trees.

Love the screened in porch............great job on the patio too....

What a great transformation. I love the porch, pavers, and lush landscaping. I wish my backyard could look like this. Thanks for sharing...Kim

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