Summer Wonderland: Creating A Backyard Oasis

Written by  //  August 15, 2017  //  Yard and Garden  //  No comments

When the summer heatwave arrives, most of us take the closets escape route towards a vacation. But what if you could relax without having to fly a thousand miles? What if you could relax in your own backyard, turned into a perfect relaxation zone? Believe it or not, no matter how small – your backyard can be transformed into a wonderful oasis with a little bit of effort and investment. This guide will try to walk you through some quick tips on how to create your own backyard oasis. 

The Sound of Water

The sound of water alone is enough reason to bring it to any relaxation area. Besides, what kind of an oasis would it be without a water element to it? Depending on your finances, you can go either with something small, like a tiny fountain, or go all the way and install a backyard pond or a pool. Most hardware stores offer pond kits or simple fountains and they’re usually quite easy to install.

Music

When you’re creating a perfect little spot for yourself and your family, the atmosphere is everything. There’s no better way to create a relaxing atmosphere than with music. There are plenty of solutions for listening to the music in an outdoor setting out there, and they don’t have to be expensive either. Once the sound of your favorite song spreads through the backyard, you’ll know it was worth the hassle. Whether you’re looking to relax and forget about the daily worries, or you want to surprise your partner with a romantic dinner – music is the key to your success.

Add Greenery

Having a nature element to your oasis is extremely important because greenery will not only help you relax, but also protect your backyard from the outside sounds. You can go with the flower containers around your backyard, but even better would be to have your own plants planted in the ground. You can always go with something easy to maintain, like Jades or Lavender, which will take a minimum of your precious time. Gardening can be a quite easy if you’re equipped with the right garden tools, and in return spending time in your green backyard will make you feel like you’re millions of miles away.

Furniture

Having somewhere to sit or lie down is a pretty obvious requirement for any relaxation area, but doing it correctly is mandatory if you want to achieve the right feeling. If you’re going to have an area protected from the weather, the best thing you can do is go with the indoors furniture. It can be very appealing, especially if you ever want to call your friends to come over. If it’s all out in the open, go for something that’s resistant to weather. Just don’t forget to tidy up everything after a storm.

Outdoor Kitchen

Having an outdoor kitchen will let you invite your friends over and cook around them, without it being uncomfortable for them. If you’ve never cooked outside, now’s the time to try it – because you’ll love it. It will give a real vacation feel to your backyard, and you won’t have to worry about cooking odors either. Make sure you have enough room to have a table and some chairs for your potential guests because cooking’s always more fun in a good company.

Start Your Vacation Now

We all need to relax from time to time, and having a backyard escape will let you do so on daily basis, whenever you have the time for it. The more effort you invest in it now, the more it will pay off later. Creating such an oasis doesn’t have to be a difficult task, as we’ve tried to highlight in this guide, so don’t be afraid of it. The size of your backyard doesn’t matter, as there’s always a way to do some of the mentioned upgrades and have your own perfect spot all for yourself.

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