The Art of Outdoor Living

More families are now choosing to spend quality time in their yards throughout the spring, summer, and fall. This growing trend of gardening has led to the creation of backyard oases, whether it’s a fully landscaped pool and patio area or a tranquil spot to unwind with a book. Regardless of the size of your yard, you can fashion an oasis by planning its layout into sections that cater to relaxation, entertainment, and family bonding. Be sure to incorporate plants, furniture, outdoor decor, and wind chimes to enhance the ambiance.

When selecting plants, it’s crucial to opt for varieties that are suitable for your specific location. For shaded areas, consider beautiful options such as hostas, Annabelle hydrangeas, astilbes, turtleheads, and Jacob’s ladders. Sunny spots offer a wider range of choices, including garden phlox, sedums, daylilies, weigelas, and veronicas, which thrive well in our region. Strategically place these plants to create distinct areas within your oasis, keeping in mind proper spacing and watering techniques.

To complete your backyard oasis, incorporate various types of furniture, such as benches, Adirondack chairs, and hammocks, as space allows. Wind chimes and art poles can add a serene touch to relaxation areas, while wind spinners bring a playful element to entertainment spots. Family areas can feature easily set-up yard games and activities for everyone to enjoy.

With the right plan in place, creating your very own backyard oasis becomes a breeze. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to visit Parkview Nursery, where our experts can help you bring your perfect oasis to life!