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How To Create A Great Backyard Space

By Debi Lantzer @debiL1611

I have found that it is very important to live life to the fullest and to love where you are living that life, as well. That is why now, I try to focus on doing things that will keep me healthy and sharp, such as reading books and running. But, between all of the running, I like to sit back with a cup of tea and read a good book at home. One of my favorite places to read is outside – if it’s not too hot or humid – and I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the area in my backyard more peaceful, like an Oasis. So, I wanted to come on here and drop all of my thoughts about how to create a backyard oasis, or at least how I would create one for myself. Here are all of my ideas:


Well, in addition to just wanting an area to relax in my backyard, creating a great backyard space will be great for the value of your home. If you are looking to sell your home in the near future, then creating a great outdoor space will be extremely beneficial to you. A lot of the time, people judge a home based on the landscaping and how the home looks from the outside, so this will be a great way to attract potential buyers in the future. If you need a great real estate agent, check out Erin E. KIng Jax Historic Realty. Erin King is a best of Zillow agent located out of Jacksonville, Florida. When you work with Erin, you can be sure that you will have his knowledge, expertise, and negotiations skills at work for you to arrive at the best market price and terms when selling your home. They will keep you up-to-date with the marketplace and the price, financing, + the terms and conditions of competing properties. Using Erin King with Jax Historic Realty will allow you to know exactly how to price your home and when to sell it. Erin can also help guide you on how to buy a home while also selling your house. So, if you are looking at San Marco homes for sale while selling your home, Erin can guide you along the entire process.

How To Create A Great Backyard Space

How to create a great backyard space


Any type of water feature is so relaxing to me and to most others, as well, which is why they always have small waterfalls and ponds at spas across the country. LifeHack says, “When we’re near water, our brains switch off from busy mode to relaxed mode. This naturally leads our brains to open up because it’s not focused on the millions of thoughts swirling around that can often lead to stress or anxiety. When your brain is in this relaxed state, it is open more to inspired and creative thoughts. In essence, we are switching our brains off or giving it a rest from the norm causing a better mental environment for insight and introspection. When we hear the crashing of waves by the ocean, it can actually put us into a mindful, meditative state. The sound of waves has been found to alter the brain’s wave patterns and invoking a meditative, relaxed state. Even simply observing the movement of water causes our minds to calm. This has numerous benefits for contributing to lowering depression, lowering stress levels, anxiety, and promotes better mental clarity and sleep patterns.”

Sometimes, reading takes me away into a world that I can only imagine, so if I had it my way, I would have a huge waterfall in my backyard, with a glowing, radiant rainbow above it constantly. The river or pond below the waterfall would be gleaming and fish would occasionally jump out of the water as they swam next turtles and other peaceful wildlife. But, that’s just my imagination running wild and while I obviously cannot install a large waterfall in my backyard with a rainbow and all, there are so many smaller water features that you can find online. Any type of water feature that emits sound can help take us out of that busy mode and help us get to the relaxed mode that you read above.

How To Create A Great Backyard Space


Greenery is always great to add, no matter in your backyard oasis, or inside your house. Being in tune with nature, such as water and greenery, have so many benefits that we can take advantage of and that is why I would add a lot of greenery into my backyard oasis. Plus, it is just beautiful and you can pick and choose plants that you love. Although I would choose a lot of greenery, do not be scared to choose color, as well. Flowers and even fruit and vegetable plants are both great additions that you can add to help you get in touch with nature in your outdoor oasis! 

Comfortable Seating

The most necessary part of an outdoor oasis, at least in my opinion, is to have comfortable seating. For me, a reading nook is essential. This would be either a couch or an extremely comfortable chair (maybe a lounge chair?) that would allow me to snuggle up with a book, cup of tea, and a blanket. In front of the seating, maybe you could also have a firepit to set the mood and help you get even more comfortable and cozy.

How To Create A Great Backyard Space

Extra Decor

You can never go wrong with some extra touches of decor throughout your outdoor oasis. This is where the firepit comes in, or the twinkle lighting that everyone loves. Add pops of color and other decor that helps relax you, transforming you to a new place that is not just your home. The point of an outdoor oasis is to help your stress and fears melt away, while adding happiness and joy to your life, so add any decor that can help with that.

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