Imagine your home and backyard as a tranquil escape to be enjoyed by you and your family all year – spring, summer, and fall.
When the Massachusetts weather begins to warm and the days get longer, it’s natural to want to spend more time outdoors.
Fresh air, sunshine, and a relaxing and tranquil environment are beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit.
One of the best ways to reap the benefits of the milder Massachusetts weather is by creating an oasis-like backyard retreat to be enjoyed throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
It’s easier than you think, and with a bit of help from Green Horizons Landscaping, your home and property can be transformed into a relaxing and tranquil escape.
Here are 10 tips to get you started:
1. Implement quality landscaping
First and foremost, you’ll need to make sure your backyard is well landscaped. A well-landscaped yard can instantly add to the appeal of your home and create a relaxing atmosphere.
2. Add plants and flowers
Adding plants and flowers is a great way to create shade and color to your backyard oasis. Try planting tall trees or shrubs to provide shade, and choose flowers in bright colors to add a splash of color. Roses, lavender, daisies, and other colorful flowers can add fragrance to soothe the senses.Be sure to choose plants that are suited to your climate and will thrive in your backyard environment.
3. Consider installing a deck or patio
If you’re looking to add some extra relaxation space to your backyard, consider installing a deck or patio where you can relax in the sun or under the stars. A deck is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, while a patio can be perfect for spending time with friends and family. Both options provide a great spot to relax.
No need to do this yourself!
You can hire Green Horizons to install a deck or patio for you!
4. Include a water feature
Water features like a pond or waterfall lend a relaxing and soothing vibe. A water feature, like a pond or waterfall, can be especially helpful in creating this relaxing atmosphere. A bubbling fountain, a gentle waterfall, or even a birdbath can lend a relaxing atmosphere. Not only will the soothing sound of running water provide a calming ambiance, but it can also help drown out surrounding noise.
5. Add comfortable furniture
Comfortable seating, like Adirondack chairs or a hammock, and a side table or two for drinks, is a must for any backyard oasis. You can also include a small dining table and chairs for al fresco meals or simply enjoying a drink outdoors.
6. Include shade elements
For hot summer days, be sure to include some shady spots. A large tree, a pergola with vines, an awning, or an umbrella will do the trick.
7. Add a fire pit
A fire pit surrounded by comfortable seating provides a cozy and relaxing atmosphere for evening outdoor drinks or dining. It also serves as a place to warm up on a chilly evening. There are many different types of fire pits to choose from, from infinite choices of free-standing to hardscape installs, so be sure to select the one that best suits your needs.
String or fairy lights add another even more to a soft and soothing nighttime ambiance!
8. Add fencing or screening
One way to create a backyard oasis is by adding a fence or screen around your property. This can help to define the space and make it feel more like an outdoor room that you can enjoy. It can also provide privacy and shelter from the wind.
No need to do this yourself!
You can hire Green Horizons to install or repair a fence for you!
9. Create a focal point
The focal point of your backyard could be your outdoor seating area, water feature, plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. It lends cohesion, balance, and calm to your outdoor environment.
10. Consider a hot tub
Adding a hot tub to your backyard is a great way to create a spa-like retreat right at home. Not only will you be able to relax in the warm water, but you’ll also get all of the health benefits that come with using a hot tub. From relieving stress to improving joint pain, there are plenty of reasons to invest in a hot tub for your backyard oasis.
Creating a backyard oasis is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather and take advantage of the outdoors. With a little help from Green Horizons Landscaping, your home and property can be transformed into a relaxing and tranquil escape.
When you’re ready to take your backyard escape to the next level, contact Green Horizons Landscaping and Property Maintenance. Our professionals can help you create the perfect oasis for you and your family to enjoy throughout spring, summer, and fall.
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