Creating a backyard oasis is something every homeowner dreams of. Whether it’s the perfect deck, a koi pond or a garden to tend to; we all have our own definition of a backyard oasis. Here are some tips for when you add a little piece of heaven to your backyard!
There are a few important of things to think of before going to the store or hiring a company for your backyard renovations; your design concept, maintenance, and budget. When you picture yourself relaxing in your new backyard what do you picture? A big pool? Colorful plants and gardens? Once you come up with the design concept do a little research. Make sure the new additions to your backyard match up with the amount of maintenance you can keep up with and are within a realistic budget.
Drowning out the sounds of everyday life is the first step in creating your at-home oasis. Using fencing can only drown out so much, adding evergreens to your backyard edges can help keep loud noises out. Adding moving-water features, flowing plants and even a wind chime here and there can help create a natural, whimsical melody in your own backyard. Some plants we’d recommend for Raleigh locals own oasis’s would be the Phormium “Yellow Wave”, Gaura “Wand Flower” and even Ornamental Grasses!
Adding a water feature to your backyard is a great way to create your own little world and it doesn’t have to be a big pool or man-made lake! There are a few smaller options you can pick from that will still make your backyard feel like an oasis.
If creating as much soothing sounds as possible is important for your oasis then adding a Waterfall feature is for you! The babbling brook creates natural splashes and even attracts wildlife but they are high-maintenance and more damage to the budget.
If you need a low-maintenance option that is still eye catching, a Koi Pond is a great option! They are self-sustaining and still budget friendly. Plus you wouldn’t be limited to land plants and could dabble in water plants!
If you just want to add a little bit of a water feature to your backyard bliss and don’t want to spend too much then adding a Waterfall Urn to your backyard is the option for you! Very little maintenance is needed for the urns and they still create the natural splash sound. Plus there are so many options on the market you can find a real statement piece for your design concept!