The weather is warming up and summer vacation is finally here. While some may be planning their getaway, some prefer to have a “staycation”. It was found in a recent poll that about two-thirds of homeowners would like to sit at their patio and have some barbecue party with their family than head out and eat at a restaurant.
This is the reason why creating an oasis in your backyard is such a trend these days. Most homeowners want to create an outdoor living space where families can gather together, relax and have a good time.
Oasis landscaping is the art of transforming your backyard into a beautiful outdoor oasis. You don’t have to spend too much money on remodeling your landscape because there are simple and easy ways to do it yourself. So here are some tips in order to have an outdoor living space that is both functional and aesthetical:
Consider your Home Style
It is really essential that what others experience inside your house is also what they should experience outside of it. You should have a full understanding of the architecture of your house so you can create an outdoor room with a similar ambiance.
The main point is your outdoor oasis must complement your house. Whether your home style is Victorian or ranch-style, it is essential that the yard reflects it.
Determine the Purpose
Once you understand the architecture and you have the idea of your landscape, then it is time to determine the activities that will be held in this outdoor oasis. If you want a place where families or friends gather together, then you can have tables and chairs set up covered in beautiful fabrics and a counter where food is served. You can also build some small stage for little entertainment.
If you want a solemn and quite outdoor room, then you can have benches around with pillows covered in fabric. You must sketch your entire plan.
Make it Greener
Green is, of course, the primary color for the garden so make sure green stands out. Make use of shrubs, trees and plants. You don’t have to completely redo your landscape.
Just make use of your flower garden around your patio or around a structure in order to enhance its appearance. Colorful flower beds are definitely a big plus for your landscape.
Install Garden Fixtures
Garden fixtures come in unique designs and in different sizes. They are really inexpensive and you can easily install them on your outdoor oasis.
You can have string lights in different bright colors. You can also light up the pathway to your garden, pool or pond. You can also have them around the trees or branches. Well-placed lighting can also increase your home’s security during nighttime.
Make it a Fun Place
You can also create a playground for your children in your outdoor oasis. Just make sure there are no sharp objects that might harm them. Because your garden offers a relaxing and calming ambiance, it could be a perfect studying place for your kids.
Make use of stones and pathways to make your garden seem larger. You can also have water structures such as a fountain which is a relaxing sight for you and your guests. Then you can have lighting installed in this structure to make it stand out during the night.
Achieving an oasis landscape for your house is definitely easy these days if you have the right tools and a design in mind. Make sure to use the beauty of your plants and flowers in order to create an outdoor space that is entertaining and relaxing at the same time.