Are you ready to make the most out of your outdoor space in 2023? 

Then aren’t we glad you stumbled across this article! Creating an outdoor oasis in your backyard can be a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and spend quality time with friends and family. 

With so many options to choose from, it can take time to figure out where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 tips to help you prepare your outdoor oasis for 2023. 

  1. Plan your space: Before making any changes to your backyard, take a step back and evaluate the space. Consider the amount of sunlight, the slope of the land, and the existing plants and trees. This will help you to create a plan that will work well for the specific conditions of your backyard.
  2. Create a focal point: Every backyard should have a focal point, such as a beautiful tree, a pond, or a statue. This will draw the eye and create a sense of interest and drama in your backyard.
  3. Variety creates intrigue: When landscaping your backyard, be sure to include a variety of plants with different textures, colours, and heights. This will create a sense of depth and interest in your backyard.
  4. Add a water feature: A water feature, such as a small pond or a waterfall, can add a sense of tranquillity and serenity to your backyard. Not only that, but it can also attract birds and other wildlife.
  5. Use outdoor lighting: Outdoor lighting is a great way to add character and interest to your backyard at night. You can also use lighting to highlight certain features of your backyard, such as a beautiful tree or a pond. For those nights you wish to entertain, a well-thought-out set of outdoor lights will make a worldly difference. 
  6. Create a theme: Consider creating a theme for your backyard. It could be a Mediterranean garden, a Japanese garden, or a tropical paradise. This will help to create a sense of cohesion to your outdoors. .
  7. Add a fire pit: A fire pit is a great way to add a sense of warmth and cosiness to your backyard. Not only that, but it’s also a great place to gather with friends and family.
  8. Add a seating area: A seating area, such as a small patio or a seating wall, is a great way to create a place for you to sit and enjoy the company of your guests. 
  9. Make it sustainable: Consider incorporating sustainable landscaping practices, such as using native plants, incorporating rain gardens, and using drought-tolerant plants. Not only will this help to protect the environment, but it can also save you money on water and maintenance.
  10. What about a pergola or a gazebo? A pergola or a gazebo is a great way to provide shade and create a focal point in your backyard. It can also serve as a great place to entertain guests or simply relax and enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, it can also be used to grow climbing plants and vining flowers, adding an additional layer of beauty to your outdoor space.

From incorporating sustainable landscaping practices to adding elements like water features, outdoor lighting and seating areas, these tips will help you to create a backyard that is both beautiful and functional. So, get ready to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis that you’ll love to spend time in. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating a backyard that is both beautiful and sustainable.

Contact LHP Landscaping & Joel Irritation 

If you want to incorporate these ideas into your outdoor space, or you want to discuss bringing your vision to life, look no further than the team at LHP Landscaping. We will sit down with you, and understand your goals, from there we will design your backyard that will exceed expectations. Speak to our team today.