When you’re off on a camping trip, most of your entertainment and amusement is built into the experience. You get to hang out with friends and/or family; you get to enjoy the outdoors and take in new sights; you even get some exercise, and challenge yourself to get by with limited supplies and luxuries. Even with all of this to enjoy though, there is some downtime associated with camping. Once … [Read More...]
Even if you’re not able to live in a luxury resort in a tropical country on a permanent basis, if you have an outdoor space, you’ll be able to create your own outdoor oasis at home. If you are ready to get started and to start designing your very own oasis, continue reading to discover a few inspirational tips that will inspire your own oasis design.
Tips for Creating Your Own Outdoor Oasis:
Purchase or build a water feature for your outdoor space:
One way to recreate the feeling of being at a tropical resort in an exotic overseas location, is to build or purchase a stunning water feature. For example, you may want to purchase a fountain from your local garden center or to have a koi pond built in your backyard. The options are endless. Not only is it calming to watch water features but they also block out the noise which may be caused by passing cars or your neighbors.
Have a lagoon shaped pool built:
If you have a large outdoor space and a budget to match, you can’t go wrong having a lagoon shaped pool built, which features a realistic beach at one end and a cascading waterfall which has been crafted with real boulders that you may be able to source locally. To get started, contact a local pool company who will be able to turn your vision for your dream pool, into reality.
Make sure that your outdoor space has shade:
Even though you may love the sun, in order to avoid getting burnt, especially during the hottest part of the day, it’s crucial to ensure that your outdoor space has shade. For example, you may want to put a sun shade up from the side of your house which you can retract when it’s not needed or you may want to put up a pergola which you can sit in when it’s hot. If your shaded area is large enough you may want to place pieces of outdoor furniture such as a large dining table and dining chairs under your shaded area. Especially if you love entertaining your friends and family members.
Plant leafy plants in your outdoor space:
In order to recreate the look of a tropical resort or jungle, it’s a wonderful idea to purchase a wide variety of leafy tropical plants, which you’ll be able to scatter around your garden. It’s also a great idea to purchase plants of varying heights to add dimension to your garden. Also make sure to plant some tropical flowers such as hibiscus plants and frangipani plants in your garden.
Use green hedges to cover your fence:
If you want to create the illusion that your garden is in the middle of a lush green oasis, it’s a great idea to grow green hedges, which you can use to cover your fence.
So what are you waiting for, if you want to create a beautiful, green garden oasis that can serve as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s definitely worth designing your own garden oasis.