Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Add Some Zen to the Great Outdoors!

As the saying goes, home is where the heart is, and there’s no better way to show your home some extra love than to turn your garden into a beautiful retreat.

Knowing how to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis can be a transformative experience that will bring you hours of relaxation and fun.

With the right updates, you can capitalize on the green space you already have and impress your friends with the sense of calm that your backyard will bring.

If your garden is currently a blank slate, try adding these simple updates:
  • Create a Zen garden: using stones and sand instead of flowers and foliage is an easy fix for any garden to create a modern, serene atmosphere. Leave space for a yoga mat amidst your new Zen space for hours of exercise and relaxation!
  • Add a fire pit: there’s nothing like sitting around the fire at night with friends and roasting marshmallows. Place a patio fire pit anywhere in your garden and prepare yourself for that rich bonfire smell amongst your plants.
  • Install a water feature: adding a water fountain or waterfall is a great idea for any garden, as the sounds of tranquility will flow to guarantee you some peace and quiet. Many water features are easy to maintain, and some are eco-friendly, powered by the sun!
  • Add some lighting: stringing fairy lights throughout your garden trees or placing outdoor lanterns along a pathway will turn your outdoor space into a spiritual sanctuary. After all, there’s no better way to set a mood than by using soft lighting.
  • Decorate with statuary: in order to turn any patio into a work of art, you should consider buying a nice statue for decorative value. Many Zen gardens include a small statue, like a Buddha, to help set the tone.

By adding any of these features, you can improve the ambiance of your garden without breaking the budget.

Knowing ways to create a Zen outdoor space will help update your backyard and turn it into a place where you can go and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors with family and friends.


Sidney Hill said...

Nice post!
I have a topiary tree garden, this garden contains 20+ topiary trees. But I can not design properly. Can you tell me please! How to design topiary tree properly? Or give me a proper idea about topiary design.

Thanks for sharing your post with us.

Perfect Plants said...

I love this idea, even though it's not necessarily a new one, and I'm looking forward to adding some of them to my yard. Everyone needs a place they can get away!