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Ultimate guide to make your backyard feel like a vacationer's paradise

February 28, 2022 3 min read

Ultimate guide to make your backyard feel like a vacationer's paradise

Imagine if you could create an outdoor oasis that is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends without having to leave home. With just a few simple changes, you can turn your backyard into the ultimate escape! This guide will show you how to recreate your backyard with landscaping, furniture, décor, and activities so it feels like a vacationer's paradise year-round.

Step One:  Choose Your Theme

Before you start landscaping, decide what your theme will be. Do you want it to feel like a secret garden retreat or an exotic getaway? Are you looking for something modern and sleek or natural and comfortable? Whether you want to create a space inspired by the beach, mountains, city life, or even outer space - there are plenty of options out there!

Step Two:  Add Bedding Plants and Ground Covers

One of the easiest ways to make your landscape feel more polished is with bedding plants. You can even add colorful and large planters to add style to your garden. They add color and texture that can set the tone for your entire design. You can also add ground covers if you need help making weeds less visible between paving stones and other hardscape elements.

Step Three:  Build a Water Feature


Fountain with plants around it


Water featuresare an easy way to add the soothing sounds of nature to your backyard. In addition, they can be used creatively in all sorts of ways to make your space that much more wonderful! For example, place stones around the edge of a pond for guests to toss coins into or build small waterfalls from stepping stone paths. And if you choose a fountain instead, you could even use it as a focal point by placing chairs near it and adding friendly statues nearby!

Step Four:  Add Garden Benches

Even if your backyard is tiny, you can still create a relaxing nook for guests to enjoy. All you need is a garden benchand the right accessories! If you have room, you could even fit in a small table or chair set for added seating.

Step Five:  Add Plants that Attract Butterflies 

Adding plants that attract butterflies is an easy way to make your space feel more organic! Not only are they beautiful to look at, but butterflies also add movement and life which makes your space even more interesting. Plus, it's fun to sit back and watch them flutter around your plants while enjoying some lemonade with friends on a warm summer day.

Step Six:  Romanticize the whimsical by adding statues

Nothing can set the mood like a friendly statue or gorgeous fountain, and they're easy to find at any home improvement store. If you want your backyard oasis to be romantic, look for statues of kissing couples or cherubs! Or if you'd prefer something more modern, consider adding a statueof an animal like a deer. For example, place it near a seating area and guests can lounge by its feet while drinking cocktails before dinner - perfect!

Garden Statue

Step Seven:  Make it Accessible for Guests

Now that you've given your yard a theme and added decorative elements, it's time to make sure that all of your guests can enjoy it. That means taking accessibility into account before adding any permanent features like planting trees where they'll block paths or choosing furniture that's too large for your space.

Step Eight: Put the Finishing Touches on Your Space

The final step is to add little finishing touches around your yard so guests know right away what kind of an experience they're in for when they come over! For example, if you want to evoke peace and relaxation, try putting up hammocks, wind chimes or Zen fountains. Or if luxury is more your style, consider adding some solar-powered lanterns or fire pits near seating areas.

The last thing you want is for your guests to feel like they’re on display. So be sure that any statues or other decorative elements are placed in discrete areas that won’t make people feel uncomfortable. The idea is for them to naturally blend into the scenery, not stand out as if they were centerpieces at a formal dinner!

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