How to Create Your Own Backyard Oasis
Because life is just busy, it’s easier to spend time at home than to be on the go all the time. More than that, the word “staycation” seems to be here to stay. Instead of setting aside loads of money to get away from it all by leaving town, why not create your very own oasis located right outside your back door? Investing into your own home provides two very beneficial functions: it allows for you to increase the value of your home, and it allows for you to get away from it all on a daily basis! Here, we’ll take a look at ways you can create a backyard oasis without spending a fortune.
There are tons of great elements on the market now to assist you in your endeavor; from faux stone to faux rocks to artificial grass. The options available to you are endless, really. All you have to do is develop your vision of what is most important and then work from there.
First and foremost, consider how much maintenance you want to be on the hook for. If you live in a very hot area where temperatures soar during the summer months, you may make the most of faux stone and lay down a wonderfully accented hardscape over the majority of your backyard. Or if you like the look of a lush green lawn but don’t want the high water bills, look into high quality artificial turf. This is so popular now that it’s easy to find dealers in your local area.
One you know how much maintenance you want to put into your yard, you can move on to actual design elements. Perhaps you’ve already got a sprawling lawn that you simply never spend time in. If this is the case, then you’re actually closer to your oasis than you might think! Consider what it would take to make your backyard more inviting. Do you need a patio set where you can sit and eat dinner on warm evenings? Would the large grassy area be nicely accented by a large tree in one area or another? Might you like to place a faux stone bench under a large magnolia tree? There are so many options for adding interest; you just have to put your imagination to work.
Gardens are easy to implement and add a good deal of visual interest to a backyard space. Your potential garden could be where you grow all the vegetable and fruits you love to eat, or it could be the place where you showcase your favorite flowers. Flowerbeds provide color and appealing aroma to the backyard oasis. Near where your faux stone bench is located, set up a garden that will relax you with scents of roses or jasmine. Around the borders of your garden, you could place fake rocks of various sizes to offset the greenery. Or, to add a powerful attention getter, forgo the bench and place a faux stone fountain in the center of your fragrant garden.
There are so many ways you can customize your backyard to be just the place you want to retreat to at the end of a long day. Take your time and plan well, and you’ll have a wonderful extension of the style you’ve developed inside your home.