The courtyard is kind of space where different kinds of human activities are possible. And any landscaping ideas are always in some ways related to human activity high or low. For the best looking courtyards you should look into contemporary courtyard landscaping ideas so that they look as attractive as possible and make the best possible use of your space. The contemporary courtyard landscaping ideas will likely be quite minimal style, which can create a feeling of openness, space and light which is very relaxing for sitting in. At the same time a great minimal style will also be easier to clean as their will be fewer items to get behind and to clean underneath. This means that you can maintain it easily and keep it looking as fresh and slick as it did when you got it installed.