Back Yard Landscape Design for Living

Make your back yard an extension of your home. Create an outdoor space to live in with lush landscaping, an outdoor entertaining area, and depending on your space, a water feature.

Browse our photo gallery for backyard ideas and scroll down to delve into our project stories. Each story takes you through a customer’s unique journey, how we tackled the project and the outcome. Perhaps a story is relatable to your project. If so, fill out the form below and let’s start a conversation.

Back Yard Photo Gallery

Landscapes for Living: View our work and get back yard ideas for your landscape. We’ll help you turn your dreams into reality.


Landscape Design Front Yard Before

Before & After

Front entry bluestone walkway.

Front Yard Landscapes

Backyard Garden Stone Path Walkway

Landscape Plantings

Stacked stone retaining wall and perennial garden.

Landscape Construction

Relaxing pool with spa surrounded by summer color.

Custom Pools Design

Summer flowering mixed patio planters.

Seasonal Color

Back Yard Project Stories

Secluded Sanctuary Hicks Landscape Design backyard landscaping, pergola, fireplace, patio, bluestone steps and walkways

Secluded Sanctuary

SERVICES: Masonry steps & retaining walls, pergola, outdoor kitchen, plantings.

CLIENT BUDGET:  $100,000+

Poolside After Photo

Stay-cation Home

SERVICES: Pool renovation, updated masonry, outdoor kitchen & entertainment area, plantings.

CLIENT BUDGET:  $100,000+

A Cozy Retreat Hicks Landscape Design

A Cozy Retreat

SERVICES: Masonry patio & steps, custom carpentry, privacy & ornamental plantings, grading & tree removal, drainage, sod repair

CLIENT BUDGET:  $70,000 +

View of Green Garden Pond

Garden by the Pond

SERVICES: Tree, shrub and perennial plantings, mulch paths with rock borders, dry riverbed, bluestone seating.


A manmade stone river near walk path

A River Runs Through It

SERVICES: Stepping stone walkway, drainage & plantings.

CLIENT BUDGET:  $30,000 +

Poolside After Photo

Mid-Century Modern  

SERVICES: Driveway renovation & re-design, masonry, drainage, plantings.


Poolside After Remodeling

A Pool on the Side

SERVICES: Custom pool design, garden paths, border garden, screen/privacy plantings.

CLIENT BUDGET:  $100,000 +

Backyard Patio and Grass Installation After View

Cottage Patch

SERVICES: Masonry, custom fencing & gate, drainage, design & plantings. 

CLIENT BUDGET:  $60,000 +

Pool and garden view from house

Poolside Oasis

SERVICES: Steppingstone walkway, plantings, pruning, transplantings.

CLIENT BUDGET:  $30,000 +

We chose Hicks for our backyard renovation, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The job was done quickly, efficiently and absolutely beautifully. Every member of the Hicks team was friendly, hard-working, and respectful of our home and our family. When you begin a huge project, there are usually so many headaches and hassles, so many hurdles and setbacks. There was none of that with Hicks. Can’t recommend them enough.

Matthew C., Sea Cliff

Let's Start a Conversation

Fill out the inquiry form on this page or call 516-334-0068 to speak with a member of our staff. 

You can also stop by the Landscape Inspiration Center building in the tree & shrub yard at Hicks Nurseries during store hours.  

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you!