With the justifiable concern over public spaces and large gatherings, more people are spending time at home. Make that time more enjoyable and take advantage of the many benefits of being outside by upgrading your backyard into a private oasis. These four additions will give you a chance to relax, unwind and find solace without ever leaving your own yard.
1. Lounge Chairs
Instead of sitting in an uncomfortable chair trying to read a book, you could be reclining in comfort in a luxurious sun lounger chair. Loungers are more than comfortable, however. They also help you maintain alignment throughout your neck and back to avoid developing tech neck and stiffness.
Some folks prefer to swing along with the breeze. Luckily, you don’t need to be on a tropical beach to enjoy the solace of a hammock. They are available in various styles and materials; you can suspend them from trees, within a gazebo or from a specially-designed free-standing frame. For those looking for the feel of a hammock with just a bit more stability, a suspended bed might be a good choice.
3. Native Plants
While a garden may seem like more work than relaxation, tending plants has been shown to help relieve stress and promote calmness. When you choose native plants, you will have less work and attract local wildlife.
4. Water Features
There is something soothing about listening to the sound of water flowing, and a water feature can bring that right into your backyard. Don’t worry if you don’t have space for a pond; a small fountain can do the trick just as efficiently. Perhaps the best part is that you can buy or make one no matter what your backyard renovation budget looks like.
Turning your backyard into a private oasis doesn’t have to involve major renovations. Adding a few well thought out features like loungers, native plants and a water feature can help make it a comfortable place where family members can safely relax and unwind.