Summer is the time for lazy days and exotic vacations. But sometimes it’s nice to be able to sit and relax in your own backyard and still feel like you’re at a luxury escape. Why not build your own backyard retreat where you can relax in privacy? Here are 4 ways to create the perfect backyard retreat.
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There’s nothing like finding the perfect shade spot to relax, especially during Arizona summers, and when that perfect spot is in your own backyard, it’s even better. There are a number of ways to create shade, natural or otherwise, and they all make your backyard much more enjoyable. Whether it’s a lush canopy of trees, a pergola covered in vines, or hanging baskets that block the sun from your porch, plant-based shade is without a doubt the most retreat-like way to go.
Your backyard isn’t truly a retreat until you add some comfy seating. Lazy porch swings, chaise lounges by the pool, or low-slung adirondack chairs tucked into a quiet corner are all great ways to enhance your backyard and turn it into a true escape. To really make it beautiful, choose seating in a bright color that complements the flowers in your landscaping.
Want to make your backyard retreat relaxing AND functional? Incorporate edible landscaping for the ultimate comfort of both mind and body. Imagine sipping homemade lemonade under the shade of your own lemon tree, or munching on a fresh salad made from your own vegetables grown in your landscaping! Refreshments make everything better, especially when they come from your own soil.
What’s more relaxing than the peaceful sound of water? Amp up your backyard retreat with a custom water feature, like a pond, stream, or fountain. Fish, water plants, or stones all add a luxurious feel to these water elements, and can greatly increase your enjoyment of your backyard retreat.
Thinking of creating your own escape in your backyard? ABC Scapes has years of experience in landscape design and construction, and we’d love to help. Give us a call at 602-404-0568 to get started.