Learning how to create your own backyard oasis gives you the ability to capture all that you find serene and beautiful in nature and recreate that in your own private, enclosed space. A backyard oasis does not have to be difficult or expensive to create or install, nor does it have to be either extravagant or complicated. You can create your own backyard oasis on an apartment porch, in an enclosed patio, or across the wide private expanse of your backyard in a rural country setting. Additionally, the elements that you would consider to be oasis-making may differ widely from your friend's or your neighbor's preferences. Learn how to create your own backyard oasis and enjoy the process of transforming your backyard space into a treasure trove of peace and serenity.
First Steps in Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis
The first steps you will need to take in creating your own backyard oasis include assessing the space and creating your budget. Once you know what your space can accommodate and what your budget will cover, you can either complete the project in its entirety or plan to take it in stages as you save up the money. Take a look at your space.; notice the areas may lend themselves to elements such as a backyard or wall fountain, a small fragrant flowering shrub, a rock-lined footpath, a sundial or garden flag, a birdfeeder and birdbath, or other elements you would enjoy experiencing on a regular basis. Notice the soil and sunshine content, whether existing architecture or existing plant life dictates that a space must be used in a certain way (such as large shade tree, swimming pool, or deck that is already in place), and then notice open areas that you are free to transform as you wish.
Next Steps in Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis
Once you have assessed your space and your budget, you can begin to take a look at the elements you want to add specifically. So if you have decided you would like to add a flowering, fragrant bush, then find out what your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone says about the best flowering plants to grow in your climate. If you want to add a burbling fountain, then decide if you want a free-standing or wall fountain, and whether it will be electrical or solar powered and where the wiring will go. If you want to put in a rock-lined foot path, then visit a local nursery or garden center and talk to them about the best stones for decorative and functional purposes. This is also a good time to consider any heavier additions to your backyard oasis, such as a garden fountain or stone bench and table, to be sure the area you want to install these pieces in has a good reinforced foundation and any safety factors have been accounted for. Finally, you will want to consider the potential maintenance your backyard oasis may incur and choose durable materials that you can enjoy without a lot of maintenance.