Want to transform your backyard into an oasis? Here are 8 features you can add to your backyard that will make you feel like you are living in the heart of nature.
- Water Garden
Water gardens are excellent, minimal maintenance water features that can bring aquatic plants and exotic wildlife to your backyard. They will make you feel like you are living in an aquatic paradise- taking you out of the world you live in.
Rushing water is the best way to bring tranquility to your backyard. Drown out traffic and noisy neighbors by adding the sound of trickling water to your outdoor space. Whether the waterfall is the main attraction or is tucked away in the corner of your landscape, waterfalls create the ultimate space for relaxation.
- Colorful Flowers
Colorful flowers are a great way to bring life to your backyard oasis. Consider adding complementary colors, colors that are the opposite from each other on the color wheel, if you want to add excitement and drama to your backyard. On the other hand, if you prefer a more relaxing, soothing feel, add harmonious colors, which are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
- Potted Plants
If you do not have the experience or patience to become a master gardener, but still want to have beautiful plants in your backyard, consider planting a container garden or adding a few potted plants and flowers. You can also get creative with your plant containers to add more even visual appeal to your backyard.
- Exotic trees and shrubs
If you want to be transported to a completely different environment when entering your backyard, try adding exotic trees and shrubs that remind you of your dream location. There are many tropical plants that can grow outside of a tropical climate, such as ferns, bamboos, hibiscus, palms, hostas, yucca plants, and many more.
- A Living Wall
A flourishing green wall can add so much beauty to your outdoor space, especially if you do not have much room for plants and water features. Adding color and texture to your wall can bring life into your little oasis, while also adding to the value of your home.
- Koi Pond
Koi ponds can bring the exotic serenity of the far east to your backyard. They are often designed with the purpose of adding a relaxing and peaceful energy to backyards. Many lovers of koi ponds have said it helps them to relieve stress.
- A Natural Pool
Imagine taking a morning dive into pure water while still being surrounded by wildlife. Natural pools are as close to living in nature as you can get while still being the comfort of your backyard. They not only bring nature and beauty to your backyard, but they are also safer, more environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional swimming pools.