Published on January 17th, 2020
With the hustle and bustle life gives us, everyone needs their own space to unwind. Ideally, everybody would like to go to a relaxing environment and focus on the sound of running water and feel the breeze in their faces.
The idea of going to such an environment may seem like an unrealistic concept, but what if you could create a similar environment within the confines of your home?
Well, luckily for you, creating a backyard oasis might be much easier than you initially thought. Additionally, you won’t even need to make such drastic changes since a few tweaks here and there have the potential to transform your backyard completely.
So, here are a few ideas on how you can create your backyard into a gorgeous oasis:
1. Add A Deck
Garden decking is an excellent way to transform uneven spaces into a space that can be utilized for multiple things. For instance, you can add a deck around ponds and other features and even use it as a place to relax with other people by adding seating.
While decking can be done as a DIY project, most decks will require you to hire a specialist. Decking prices vary according to the specialist you hire and the number of days it’ll require to build it since it’s a very labor-intensive job. However, it is also easier to install than other features and materials such as softwood are cheaper and easier to work with.
2. Add A Water Feature
One aspect that makes an oasis a haven is its water. Incorporating a water feature in your background creates a relaxing environment with the sound of running water drowning the noise from outside.
There are plenty of options for water features, such as fountains and even waterfalls, you can choose from so you can easily go for an option that would suit your yard, style and, most importantly, your budget.
3. Layer Your Plants
One of the best things about adding greenery to your home is the variety of plants available for you to choose from.
From tall trees to short shrubs, plants add a layer of depth to your backyard and hide anything unappealing. Moreover, with tall trees, you can also use plants to create privacy for your house from neighbors.
Perhaps the best thing about filling your backyard with plants is that greenery is quite low maintenance. Even if you let your plants grow a little wild, they will still create amazing textures and views in your backyard.
4. Develop Privacy
An important aspect of relaxing in an oasis is to cut yourself off from the noise of the outside world. This won’t be possible for you to achieve unless you get a bit of privacy from your neighbors potentially spying on you.
You can easily create an aspect of the enclosure by incorporating a combination of garden walls, plants, fences, pergolas, and lattices. These additions will block any unwanted views and add a layer of depth to your backyard.
5. Add A Spa Or Hot Tub
If you’re looking for something truly luxurious, then you should definitely consider adding a hot tub or spa to your backyard. This is essential if your ideal idea of relaxation is to enjoy a long soak.
Taking this area to the next level means you should surround it with different plants and flowers to create a beautiful environment.
6. Add Color
It’s not necessary for you to just add green plants to your backyard. You can experiment with different colors by adding vines, flowers, and annuals for a truly ethereal effect.
What you should also do is consider foliage, too, since it adds colors and shapes without requiring the same kind of maintenance that flowers need.
7. Put Up A Hammock
A hammock is a must-have for a relaxing outdoorsy environment. In fact, it’s exactly what you need when you want to escape when you’re feeling lazy or relax after a long, exhausting day. Lastly, it’s not easily found in backyards so it’s bound to make yours look exotic.
8. Choose A Theme
Before you start adding random features to your backyard, you need to decide what overall look you’re aiming for.
For instance, if you’re looking for an environment where you could practice yoga peacefully, then the best way forward is to add features with neutral colors.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a lively environment, then adding colors of wide variety with flowers and foliage is the best way to go.
9. Keep The Mosquitos Away
Nothing can ruin your peaceful evening or afternoon more than the constant buzz and attacks from mosquitoes flying about in your backyard.
To avoid this issue, you should use mosquito repellants of different varieties to ensure these uninvited visitors don’t ruin your peaceful time.
10. Build A Herb Wall
If you’re the sort of person who loves to garden and grill food, then you can create a wooden wall and attach pots of herbs to it. You should consider placing this wall above a bed of flowers to blend it in.
Adding an herb wall with herbs, such as dill, rosemary and cilantro makes them instantly available for when you want to grill food outside.
11. Containers To Add Texture
Containers look brilliant when they’re filled with different textures, colors, and a variety of plants in your backyard. Using a combination of different containers with multiple plants is an excellent way to draw attention to it.
Creating a backyard oasis is much easier than it seems. It doesn’t need to be complicated and with a few adjustments, you can create an area that you’ll want to escape to every single day.
Have you added any of these features to your backyard? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below!