In a world full of noise, traffic and stress, one’s backyard can seem like the last bastion of peace and serenity–your little slice of Shangri-la where the world shuts down and silence reigns supreme.
If this doesn’t sound like your backyard then it may be about time that you took stock. After all, there are simple ways to transform your mundane patch of earth into the tranquil oasis it should be–closed off from the prying eyes of the world.
At Revell, we are committed to making your outdoor areas a haven which can draw you out and seduce you to stay a while. With this in mind, let’s take a quick look at some simple design ideas which will help to begin your gardens metamorphose from dull caterpillar into beautiful butterfly.
One of the most elegant and beautiful methods to bring privacy into your back garden is through the use of the traditional hedge. Privet hedges have been used for centuries to delineate garden spaces, as well as to add structure and cohesion to a yard.
For those not up to the commitment of maintaining and pruning a hedge, there are a wealth of other plants which grow large enough to cocoon you away in your own private nest.
Some natural flowers and plants that are ideal for screening are fast growing, such as:
- Clumping bamboo
- Lilly Pilly
- Port wine Magnolia
- Bottle Brush
- Climbing roses
- Photinia robusta
Whilst the above plants are fast growing, they may not be fast enough.
Wood screens can be strategically placed to prevent the prying eyes of neighbours or simply to give you a little oasis away from the main house.
Consider using trellis with ivy interwoven through it to create a lush, green and beautiful screen. Match these areas with the stunning textures and tones of stone pavers to blend and complement the natural environment.
Did you realise that simply listening to the sounds of flowing water has therapeutic effects on the body? This effect is so pronounced that there are actually CD’s for sale which are simply the sounds of rainfall or forest streams, gently flowing.
Incorporating a fountain or water feature into your backyard can provide a soothing, calming effect on your body and mind as well as aiding sleep.
Now that you have set the scene in your backyard with privacy, flowing water and lush beautiful plants, consider the magic of a pergola fitted with luxurious sun lounges or alternatively some hanging egg chairs, swaying gently in the breeze.
For those fortunate enough to have the luxury of a swimming pool in their backyard, stunning water features can be incorporated into the pool design to accentuate the tranquility of the whole pool area.
How lucky we are in Australia to be blessed with ample outdoor spaces to let our creative design juices run wild.
At Revell Landscaping we can work with you to create magnificently designed and executed garden retreats which will bring you delight and peace for years to come.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today or visit our website to find out how Revell can realise the full potential of your homes surrounds.