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Creating an Outdoor Oasis: Tips for Designing a Relaxing Landscape

Your outdoor space can be your favorite spot at home with new landscaping. An organized space with living plants and flowers is best for kicking off your shoes and relaxing in your outdoor oasis. It may add charm and peace to your property. Here are some tips to help you:

Tip 1 – How Will You Use This Space?

Think about how you will use your outdoor space. Is it for relaxing after dinner and in your time off? Do you plan to entertain friends by grilling and eating outdoors? Do you need to leave space to play sports or room for a swimming pool? Don’t worry about dreaming too big. You can always cut back on your plan if necessary and still have the landscaping of your dreams.

Your use of this outdoor space affects many factors and determines some things you will need to do. If you plan to use your outdoor space as a welcoming seating area for one or two people, your landscape will be different from the person who wants a huge outdoor kitchen. Each option has benefits.

Tip 2 – Dream Big to Create This Space

Dreams cannot be too big for your landscaping project.  You can have a comfortable and attractive area where you head whenever possible. The more comfortable and attractive this area is, the more you will use it. Landscaping is important because it encourages us to spend more time outdoors to enjoy its peace and beauty. You will want to take an active part in designing your outdoor space so the result is exactly what you want.

Consider that your landscaping may last for years and probably won’t be redone for quite some time. Landscaping, especially designing an outdoor oasis, adds value and style to your property.

Tip 3 – How Much Upkeep Is Right for You?

If you don’t think of yourself as the gardening type, you will appreciate a simple outdoor oasis that does not require a lot of work or upkeep. Your landscaping will do best with plants that require only occasional watering and little to no weeding and pruning. A simple landscape will allow you to rest, read, or spend time with friends or family,

The opposite person who enjoys the upkeep involved with flowers and plants will enjoy a high-maintenance landscape plan. They have a wider choice of plants than the person who wants low-maintenance landscaping.

You can ensure a happy future by deciding how much time and effort you are willing to invest in your landscaping. If gardening consumes your time there is little chance that you will have the outdoor oasis that you want.

Tip 4 – Consider Adding Some Structures to Your Landscaping

Rock pathways and walkways are one way to add low-maintenance design to your landscape. You will never have to water the pathway or weed a weedless walk. There are easy ways to make your walkway weedless and easy to maintain. The result is more time relaxing and doing what you enjoy.

A highlight you may want to add to your landscaping is a fountain. The sound of water trickling can be relaxing. Another structure that does not require living plants is a pergola. It is a lovely addition to your yard and a great place to be included in your landscape design. Also, consider the addition of a firepit with landscaping. There are many designs to choose from, and maintaining them can be minimal.

Tip 5 – Have a Professional Landscaper Guide Your Plan

Professionals know which flowers, plants, bushes, and trees will grow and thrive in your environment. They can recommend plants that will provide the look you want. 

A professional landscaping business can help you design and plan your landscaping. There are several steps necessary before the actual planting begins. In some environments such as where water is limited, the landscaper can help you choose plants according to the amount of water they require.

Tip 6 – Plan According to Your Environment

Some areas of the country do not require careful monitoring of water use. Flowers can be watered often. In dryer states, planting flowers and plants in groups with similar irrigation needs results in using less water than if plants with different needs were scattered in a landscaped area. 

Using ground-covering plants also adds interest to your landscaping. Several ground-covering plants need little to no water.

Tip 7 – Consider Landscaped Areas Around Trees Already in Your Yard

One of the best places to create your outdoor oasis is in places where plants and trees are already on your property. A tree is a place where surrounding large rocks focus on the tree. Decorative grass and flowers of various heights add interest to where the tree once sat alone.

Bushes are low-maintenance landscape staples and you may currently have areas with these plants that can be elaborated and part of your landscape. Adding rock retaining walls around them can highlight these areas after you enliven them with a variety of plants.

Tip 8 – Add Potted Plants to Several Landscaped Areas

Simply placing plants or flowers in pots can add color and interest to your landscaping. You may want to place a small tree in a basket and place it in a certain area. Not every plant or flower has to be in the ground.

Sometimes sweet-smelling plants like lavender can be placed in pots in these areas. You might want to do this close to your seating areas so you and your family can benefit from the pleasant scent.

Tip 9 – Choose an Award-Winning Company to Help You

If you aren’t sure of the next step to take, call Project Landscape. They are an award-winning company with many satisfied customers. Let the company’s experience and knowledge of landscape planning and construction guide you to your special outdoor oasis.