How to Make a Garden Oasis
For most people, one of the perks of owning a home is creating a beautiful backyard getaway. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work and kicking up one's feet in the luxury of a backyard oasis. Many people falsely assume that creating a beautiful backyard takes a ton of time and energy; however, once it has initially been set up, maintenance is often easy to preform, and is quite inexpensive to boot. Read on to discover some helpful tips on how to create the perfect backyard getaway that will help people relax, rejuvenate, and gain a renewed sense of well-being.
One of the best ways to create a scenic backyard is to utilize a layering technique when planting foliage. Creating layers with various trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers, will help to recreate the feeling of stepping into one's personal safe haven. Creating a theme is a great way to promote relaxation as well. Recreate the feel of a Japanese garden, by planting bamboo, utilizing a minimalistic approach with garden accessories and considering a coy pond. If a tropical oasis is desired, plant tall palm trees, colorful hibiscus flowers and use canopies and beach themed lawn furniture. If a traditional garden approach is desired, utilizing low maintenance flowers and shrubs while they are in season is an affordable way to achieve this look.
One of the key features of a backyard garden oasis is the use of a water feature. Water has an intense calming effect over one's sympathetic nervous system, and helps an individual return to a state of mental and physical balance. By including a water feature in one's backyard garden, one will find that he is better able to relax, refocus, and rejuvenate after a long, hard day. If one can afford doing so, consider installing a large fish pond or waterfall display. This may require the help of a professional landscaper; however, large scale water features look amazing when completed. If preferred, there are hundreds of small scale waterfall displays available for purchase at home and garden stores. These smaller scale displays are easy to set up and assemble straight out of the box.
Using an archway trellis is a great way to create the feeling of walking into a backyard oasis. An archway trellis can be utilized to place hanging flowers or vines, or can simply be displayed in its natural beauty. These great garden decorations come at varying price points, and can often be purchased at lawn and garden stores or through online retailers.
Utilizing natural stones which are native to the area, is a great way to construct walkways, paths, or add a decorative touch. Sometimes, using natural stones can be a costly expense; however, mixing natural sea salt with unfinished concrete will achieve a wonderful look similar to that of natural limestone. Beautiful rocks and stones are often available for purchase or, if desired, one can go on a "treasure hunt" around area lakes and ponds.