Why spend money on traveling to a tropical paradise when you can step outside into your backyard and be in one? With a few simple additions and a little investment, you’ll be able to enjoy the relaxing benefits of a tropical oasis in your own backyard. Norton’s Florist has put together the essential you need to make your own personal paradise.
5 Steps for Building a Tropical Oasis in Your Backyard
Surround Yourself with Greenery
Make plant life the main attraction of your backyard paradise. Create lushness with large, leafy plants, palm trees, and bushes. An abundance of vegetation creates a tropical look when there are different shades of green paired with plants that have vibrantly-colored leaves. Construct a layered look with plants of different sizes to produce depth and intrigue.
Incorporate a Water Feature
The soothing sound of water is not only relaxing but also helps drown out noises from the neighborhood. Swimming pools work great while also providing fun for your family, but you don’t have to go that big. You can have a small waterfall feature, birdbath, koi pond, or bubbling fountain. Whichever you choose, you’ll love the soft tranquility that a water feature brings to your backyard.
Decorate with Vines
Add flowering crawling vines on fences, trellises, and other structures to create privacy and add a “jungle” like effect. Plus, the flowers on the vines will provide pops of color against the backdrop of greenery. Creeping vines like clematis, trumpet vine, morning glories, and honeysuckle are good choices.
Add Lots of Flowers
Colorful flowers help bring to life a lush green backyard. Include tropical flowers like Birds of Paradise and Orchids for an exotic quality. Flowers with contrasting colors when grouped together produce drama and excitement. For a more calming and harmonious look, pair flowers with similar tones next to each other like purple, pink, and blue. Flowers can also be put in containers of various sizes and grouped together for a lovely and pleasant visual.
Bring in the Wildlife
Attract butterflies with a butterfly garden or have a mass of wildflowers within your oasis to draw them in. To attract hummingbirds, plant brightly-colored tubular flowers. With such beautiful creatures fluttering around in your backyard, you are giving you and your family a great place to relax while also producing sustenance for wildlife.
Creating a tropical oasis in your yard is a beautiful and healthy retreat for whenever you just need to “get away,” and is something your whole family can enjoy.