We all know that the backyard is an extension of the home. That being said, many of us forget that the state of our outdoor space can speak volumes. Even more so, you don’t want the style and design to conflict with your dwelling. Are you all about the tropical vibes? How about a Japanese garden or Spanish-style landscaping? If you’ve been dreaming about your next landscaping project in NJ or are in the midst of this season’s backyard makeover, we’ve got some inspo from tri-state area landscape architect and designer, Steve Griggs.
For more than half his life, Griggs has had a passion for creating custom outdoor spaces that are both functional and beautiful. He founded his eponymous business at just 25 years old, following in the footsteps of his father. Throughout his career, Griggs’ work has been featured on Bravo’s “Backyard Envy,” Forbes and Business Insider. He’s also the bestselling author of “Straight Dirt.”
Today, his customer-centric approach and unique eye for detail have made him the premier landscape architect and designer throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas. What’s his team capable of? Think gardens full of lush plants and native vegetation, backyard waterfalls, naturalistic swimming pools, well-crafted hardscapes, outdoor chef kitchens.
With the upcoming change of season and climate in New Jersey, homeowners are likely to feel inspired to elevate their space. Maybe you’re the entertaining type who wants to cook up a feast for your friends. Or perhaps your yard has recently become your new office. Thinking of a staycation? Your own home could be the hottest destination on the block. If you still find yourself dreaming of your perfect outdoor oasis, let these projects by landscape designer Steve Griggs set the tone for your next backyard makeover in NJ.
Photos courtesy of Steve Griggs Design