We often use our outdoor space to relax after a hard day’s work. Level up your relaxation by transforming your backyard into a small oasis. You don’t need a huge yard to achieve. You can even build one without spending an entire fortune.
To get you started, here’s how you can transform your small backyard into the most relaxing oasis.
Build a Water Centerpiece
The most prominent feature of an oasis is a centrepiece water feature. The sounds of the flowing water are one of the most relaxing sounds you’ll ever hear. For this piece, you have a lot of choices. One option is that you can set up a small decorative fountain. YOu can even build a DIY one. Another excellent, but slightly more expensive option, is building an elaborate garden waterfall. Or if you’re feeling extra, you can construct a small pool in the centre of your outdoor space. Aside from the available funds that you have, you should choose the one that will fit your garden, in terms of size and type.
Plant some trees
To build a relaxing oasis, you want to surround yourself with nature. For this, you will need to add more plants and greeneries to your garden. You’d want a variety of plants, not a jungle. For this reason, you’ll want to be selective of which plants you add. You’ll want to layer the plants, from shrubs to tall miniature trees. Whatever you choose should depend on the type of garden you’re aiming for, the climate of your place, and the size of your garden. If you’re still unsure, you can consult a professional landscape artist for advice.
Have some privacy
The point of having an oasis in your backyard is to feel a sense of reclusion. For this, you’ll want to have as much privacy as you can. While you can’t build solid walls if you have a small garden, you can still have your privacy. One way is by using tall plants. You can plant bamboo and tall miniature plants to create walls of
greeneries. With this, you can achieve the privacy that you much deserved. You can also use fences, pergolas, and lattices to block any unwanted views.
Add a wood-like deck
To amplify the feeling of being in nature, consider building a patio. When building a deck, you have a few options. First, you can use pressure-treated woods. Not only do they look good, but they can last for at most 25 years. If you don’t like using wooden materials, you can use composite decking material instead. Without
composite decking, you can achieve that wood-like deck. And unlike wood, composites are quite resistant to weather and moisture damage. However, some composite decking materials are more slippery than wood. If you’re building next to a water feature, make sure to get anti-slip materials to avoid any unwanted accidents. Composite decking prices depend on your preferred composite products.
Create a Place to Sit Back
Of course, you will need a place to sit or lay down. You’ll want to get the most comfortable furniture that you can get. Some of the things that you can add are a table, some chairs or a sofa. Of course, you don’t want to overcrowd your small garden. Make sure not to take up a lot of space. If you want something simpler but
more relaxing, consider installing a hammock. With these, you can sit back and relax while enjoying your lazy afternoon.
Get some lighting
One drawback from having too much greenery around you is a darker backyard. While some people prefer this, others like a bright and colourful oasis. If you’re one of those people, you can set up some lights to illuminate the corners of your garden. For this purpose, you can use string lights and lanterns. In any case, any well-
placed lighting can improve the overall setting of a garden. Plus, it makes the garden bright even at night so that you can relax even after sundown.