Backyard Envy is of course a television show, but it’s also a real state of mind that we here at Home & Design perpetually find ourselves in. Maybe we’re envious of our neighbor’s expansive backyard with sooo much potential, or maybe we’re envious of how an influencer on social media finds planting tulip bulbs to be a totally joyous experience. (FYI: It’s not joyous at all, it’s back-breaking, in our opinion.)
The good thing about envy, though, is that once you stop feeling sorry for yourself and decide to take action, you can turn all those things you want so, so badly into inspiration! After recently perusing the Manscapers’ Instagram page, we found loads of inspiration. Below are our favorite ideas, fabrications, installations, and just plain gorgeous stuff that has us feeling motivated to turn our own outdoor spaces into everything we want and more.
A Vertical Herb Garden
How to Make an Above-Ground Pool Look Great
Proof that Al Fresco Dinner Parties Don’t Need to Be on Fold-Out Tables
Um, Can We All Work Alongside Our BFFs?
Rooftop Bonfires Are within Reach
Genius Idea: Create a Pebble Border Between Grass and Mulch
When in Doubt… Plant Some Succulents in a Big Black Bowl
What’s More Relaxing than Grass Blowing in the Breeze? Nothing, that’s What.
Reminder: Always Trim Your Hedges!
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