You really don’t need to leave the city or country to have a holiday these days! By adding just a few simple landscaping elements to your yard, you can turn your home into a staycation retreat! Here are our top tips for creating a backyard oasis you won’t need a vacation from.

Enhance your garden.
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Bring out your creativity by selecting a combination of annuals and perennials that best suit the climate and seasonality of the city you live. Don’t be afraid to mix and match! Also, get imaginative with color with flowers, vegetation, lighting and rocks.

Add a water feature.

Nothing says spa quite like the sound of a bubbling brook or a soft river stream. Adding a water feature to your backyard adds an element of relaxation and serenity, even to homes in the busiest neighborhoods. Water features can come in all shapes and sizes, from fountains to streams, to waterfalls and koi ponds.

Include an outdoor kitchen.

Take full advantage of the spring and summer weather by adding an outdoor kitchen. Try adding a barbecue, fridge, and even beer taps, to create the perfect space for cooking and entertaining friends. Not to mention, outdoor kitchens are a great way to escape the heat of cooking inside in the summer. When deciding to build an outdoor kitchen, consider if you want it to be covered or completely open air. This will impact the feel of the environment you are creating.

outdoor-kitchen-barbequeFix up outdoor furniture.

When furniture sits in the sun too long, patio chairs and loungers can age faster than most. The good news is that even the worst snags, tears, and stains can easily be fixed and change the entire vibe of your outdoor oasis. Moreover, refinishing old patio furniture refreshes your space with trends and doesn’t hurt your wallet.

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