Creating a Sanctuary in your Backyard

Create your own urban oasis by making your outdoor space functional and inviting. Harmony Gardens Landscaping can design and build your backyard sanctuary. From hardscaping features such as interlock patios, walkways to retaining, garden walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, hot tub pads, pool surrounds to wooden pergolas, dividers, trellises.  We can build and install water features, flowerbeds, butterfly gardens and your special oasis.

Our design will incorporate these eight tips for creating your exotic sanctuary that you will never want to leave. Landscaping will give you the true meaning of stay-cation.

backyard sactuaryEcho the indoors: extend your indoor style to the outdoors. Create a patio whether in wood, interlock, patio stones or flagstone. Furnish with benches, patio furniture, or built in seated walls. Have an outdoor kitchen built; or a relaxing fire pit.

Divide it up: Whether your backyard is large or small, create different “rooms” to make use of the whole space. Pathways can divide your space appropriately and allow you the chance to wander, relax and maybe ponder in an intimate sitting nook. Consider an area to cook and dine with friends, a place to sit and relax in the sun, a family bonfire spot, an intimate nook to meditate in the shade under a pergola beside a water feature.

Keep it cozy: Make sure your space reflects your taste, style and lifestyle. If you prefer shady, cool space and yard is full sun then consider pergolas, fences, and dividing up space with lots of trees, shrubs, with vines growing on pergola and lattice dividers; include water features. Flowerbeds, fire pits, water features, ponds, dry river beds can all make a space cozy and desirable.

Get a room: patio table and chairs on a patio can create a dining room; built in kitchen BBQ with wall seating can create a kitchen; pathway of stepping stones inlaid in sod to a wall stone fire pit set on river wash stones with wooden benches creates a family room; a path to an area enclosed on three sides with lattice with vines growing on lattice dividers, a small perennial bed in front, on top of a circular interlock patio with a walled seating bench beside a bubble rock creates a private meditative space.

fall gardens maintenance ottawaPlay by the rules: interior design rules can apply outdoors such as three planters beside your patio furniture creates a balanced seating area.

Rethink tradition: Contemporary cedar fences, lattice dividers, pergolas, arbors, gates and trellises can create unexpected architectural design and Zen. Use within the space and not just to outline your space.

Accessorize: use statues, lanterns, ornaments, planters, umbrellas, lights, rocks, driftwood, to augment, decorate and accessorize your outdoor rooms to make them cozy and to extend the indoors out.

Make a great escape: when you step into your backyard and feel swept away to a far-off land then you have an at-home vacation destination.

Contact Harmony Gardens Landscaping Inc. for a consultation with our designer to design your sanctuary, then we will implement your design and construct your special oasis with our expert quality craftsmanship.