A relaxing, peaceful yard is inviting, enjoyable, and provides a great place to entertain friends and family. Make the most of your backyard space by designing a lush oasis you’ll enjoy for many years to come. Also, stop by Toblers Flowers for the best selection of plants and flowers for your personal paradise.
Your Guide to Creating A Relaxing Backyard Retreat
Get Your Greenery On
The more green foliage the better! Get plants and shrubs of different sizes, shapes, and shades of green. Tall plants and trees with large-leaves provide shade and promote a look of lushness while ground cover vegetation and vines on fences and trellises create the appearance of abundance. Plant the shrubs and foliage in layers to create depth and texture. Tropical plants and those with brightly-colored leaves add a nice color contrast amongst all the greenery.
Colorful and Exotic Flowers
Bring beauty and excitement to your backyard oasis with a multitude of brightly-colored flowers. To capture the feeling of being far away, plant several exotic blooms within your landscape. Orchids, Birds of Paradise, and Reg Ginger are good selections. Also, put in some fragrant flowering shrubs for their intoxicating aroma.
Add a Water Feature
Water sounds can transport you to faraway places and instill a sense of tranquility. You can go big with a family swimming pool, or keep it low-key with a hand-made waterfall built from decorative pots or stones, a garden pond or koi pond, a stone birdbath or fountain.
Create an Alluring Butterfly Garden
Attract wildlife like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds by adding plants and flowers they find appealing. This includes bright flowers in colors such as orange, yellow, and red and, for hummingbirds, flowers that are tubular shaped.
Provide Soft Lighting
Keep your backyard paradise open until the late hours of evening by stringing up soft lighting such as small lights or lanterns for ambiance. Citronella candles help evoke a romantic atmosphere and provide the added benefit of keeping the bugs at bay.
With such a lovely, luxurious, and relaxing backyard, you and your family are going to want to spend a lot of time enjoying it so be sure to include soft, comfortable, and durable furniture. If you are in a hot climate, ceiling fans may be needed, too.
With a little expenditure of time and money, you can transform your backyard into a fabulous resort-like getaway. You might not ever want to leave!