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My yard has some areas that are extremely wet and other areas that I have a hard time keeping watered for healthy grass. I started researching to find out what I could do to balance out the moisture on my property and found out about some of the landscaping techniques that can be used in such an instance. This blog was created to help other landowners find solutions to the wet or dry problems that they are having with their property. It is my hope that the solutions that my landscaper shared with me can help others improve the quality of their properties.

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Backyard Plain And Boring? Turn It Into An Oasis For You And Your Family

If your backyard is plain and boring, you likely do not use it often. To make good use of it, you can transform your yard into your own oasis so you will have a relaxing place to go to when you are stressed.  Follow the tips below to see how easy it is for you to do this.

Privacy

Adding privacy to your backyard can make it feel more like a retreat. One way you can do this is to install a privacy fence. If you do not want to do this, there are other things you can do. A garden wall works nice for this purpose.  A garden wall is a line of bushes that will separate you from your neighbors and if the bushes are full, people will not be able to see through them. Consider planting flowering bushes to give the wall some color.

If you have an outdoor seating area, you can install a pergola around it. Plant climbing vines on the pergola so your neighbors will only have a partial view of your backyard.  Some climbing vines you can choose from include:

  • Honeysuckle Arch: This vine has a fragrance of honeysuckle that is strongest at night.
  • Lilac Solanum: This is an evergreen vine that is fast growing. It provides beautiful purple flowers during the summer months.
  • Clematis Archway: This vine has tendrils that will twine around other plants or posts. They bloom in shades of purple, pink, or white.
  • Trumpet Vine: This vine has trumpet shaped flowers that bloom in orange and pink. It will provide you with flowers starting in the late summer.
  • Morning Glory: This is an annual flower that will twine with whatever it is closest to. It will provide you with beautiful blue flowers from summer through the fall.

Use Flower Gardens

Flower gardens can turn help transform your backyard, and you can enjoy looking at beautiful flowers when you are relaxing.  When planting the garden, you need to plant the shortest flowers in front, and increase the flowers by height as you go towards the back of the bed. This allows you to use all the space, and creating a garden that looks full, colorful, and lush. Plant some orchids if you want a tropical touch to your oasis.  Plant perennials to make it easier on you, as they come back on their own year after year.

Plant flowers that bloom at different times so you will constantly have color in your backyard. For example, daffodils, forsythia, irises, and anemone bloom in early spring. Tulips, and hyacinths bloom in late spring. Flowers that start blooming in early summer include armeria, aster, astilbe, blanket flower, and the balloon flower. The black-eyed Susan and coneflower will provide you with color all summer long.

Contact a landscaping contractor to help you create your backyard oasis. They will be very helpful in planting the flowers for you. They can also give you many other tips, such as installing landscape lighting, water fountains, and more.