10 Ideas to Spruce Up Your Backyard Living Space
There is an old say that “a man’s home is his castle” which I believe includes the outdoor living space as well. To often I have seen yards with so much potential but because of a lack of vision by the homeowner that living space was wasted with nothing but overgrown plants, weeds, and other debris.
Thinking outside of the box, however, can turn that run down backyard into a garden oasis creating interest that says home sweet home where the homeowner can kick back and relax in his garden paradise enjoying the comforts of a private setting connecting with nature in an environment that is pleasing and inviting.
In order to create a garden, oasis begins with what we mentioned earlier and that’s with a vision from there it’s all a matter of following through with a thought-out plan. Below we will be looking at some simple but yet effective ways to turn that nightmare (run-down backyard) into a dream garden.
Turning Your Nightmare into a Dream Garden
So you want to turn that garden that is an eyesore into a dream garden here are some ideas that are sure to put you on the right path to your garden paradise.
If your backyard is overgrown with weeds and debris the first thing is to do some spring cleaning from there it’s all a matter of putting your plan in place. This may call for a bit of muscle and some help but when it’s all done you will be so happy with the results.
Besides installing flowering and other ornamental plants including a few features will bring that much-needed flavor.
10 Ideas in Creating a Backyard Oasis
Installing a birdbath is a great garden feature, I prefer a birdbath that has water running automatically because the sound of trickling water is so relaxing not to mention you may have a visitor or two who may stop for a bath or cool drink of water.
Make your outdoor living experience an exciting and relaxing one by investing in outdoor furniture, why spend most of your time indoors when you can spend some of that time enjoying the outdoors even if that means sitting back and relaxing in the quiet of the day or afternoon listening to the sweet chirping of birds in nearby trees?
Don’t limit your outdoor activities only during the daytime but rather install garden lights to extend the evening way after the sunset. Spending time in your garden at night time offers such a great experience with the help of garden lights so light your pathway to extend into the night hours.
Adding a kitchen
Adding an outdoor kitchen is a sure way to take your outdoor living to the next level. This is a great way to prepare your favorite recipes while enjoying nature. A setting like this is great for hosting parties and other events as your guest enjoys many dishes prepared by your hands.
A fire pit
Adding a fire pit is a great way to spend those chilly nights or days if you prefer outdoors as you feel the warmth of the fire. You can also be daring by roasting marshmallows.
A gazebo with a grill
Installing a gazebo will bring that much-needed change to your backyard but wait, take it up a notch by adding a grill. This is a great way to prepare some of your favorite dishes while enjoying nature with families and friends.
A water garden
The sight and the sound of trickling water can be so relaxing especially after a long day when all you want to do is just sit back and relax enjoying your garden who knows you may also hear the singing of birds as they come to play a tone or two just for you.
Creating a garden such as a wildlife garden is a great way to provide a home for wildlife helping to bring balance to our ecosystem. This experience is amazing as we watch wildlife in their natural habitat. For more on how to attract wildlife to your backyard refer to the category section of this website.
Take advantage of your backyard space by installing hammocks, hammocks can be so relaxing especially during those cool evenings. With a book in hand, this is a great way to unwind enjoying nature.
A fish pond
The addition of a fish pond will heighten your experience as you watch your fish swim gracefully back and forth. This is a form of therapy that has been recommended by medical professionals in helping to relax one’s mind so if you don’t mine then install a fish pond. A fish pond is also a great way to entertain children.
These days you can purchase a fish pond kit and do the installation your self so no need to worry about breaking the piggy bank to have one install. For more on creating and the care of a fish pond refer to the category section of this website.
These are just a few suggestions on creating a backyard garden oasis, there is so much more you can do, you decide and enjoy the time well spent in the great outdoors with family and friends.
The final word on creating a backyard oasis
Creating a backyard garden oasis may call for your time and a few dollars but like any other great investment it will pay off in the long run. Why have that space with great potential overrun with weeds and other debris when you can give that area a facelift and enjoy your garden oasis because a man’s home is his Castel?
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.