10 Ideas to Create a Gorgeous Small Backyard Oasis

backyard oasisThere are many beautiful neighborhoods in Central Florida that offer stunning homes but not much yard space. To some this is a perfect time to down size after retirement and not have to worry about taking care of a huge lawn. Even though the back yard is small it could feel a bit overwhelming when it comes to making the most out of such a tiny space.

If you are stuck wondering what to do with that area, check out these tips to create your own small and beautiful backyard oasis:

  1. Invest in comfy chairs and benches. Having many seating options around creates a cozy spot for relaxing or entertaining guest.
  2. Split your backyard up into different areas. Create a dinning area separate from a sitting area that is separate from a lounging area. Different spaces creates the illusion of a bigger and more productive backyard.
  3. Use a fire pit to extend outside entertaining after the sun goes down.
  4. Line your pathways with landscaping to for my visual appeal.
  5. Use paving stones or gravel for sitting areas and pathways.
  6. Choose plants of varying heights to give your yard an interesting look.
  7. Stack planters or flower beds to free up more space.
  8. Install a fountain or water feature. The sound of flowing water calms the nerves while the fountain give a unique look to any outdoor space.
  9. Play around with bold colors. Throw brightly colored cushions on your patio chairs or add different colored planters to spice things up.
  10. Remove clutter and keep it maintained. Keep the backyard clear of lawn equipment and keep up appearances for an enjoyable out door getaway.

For more landscaping ideas contact the professionals at Mansfield landscaping.

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What Your Neighbors Are Saying About Mansfield Landscaping

Steve & his wonderful team did a wonderful job at our house. We look so pretty now! Feel free to ride by and check us out. They also work very quickly. People have been stopping in front of our house and they love what they see. We are so pleased with the end result. What a “dream team” Steve Mansfield has put together. I would like to thank each and every one of them for a fabulous job well done.

Bill & Toni

We are delighted with the beautiful landscaping work at our home. The workers were enjoyable to have at our home and the result is even better than we had hoped for. Now we see a gorgeous palm tree and other plantings. It is wonderful to walk in the front door and have our new view. It is a lovely walk through a garden. We couldn’t be happier.

Lee and Judy Jacobs

We discovered Mansfield Landscaping through our friends in the Village of Hadley. They gave us a good review of Steve's work, so we decided to visit his showroom/nursery. We are from Minnesota and know NOTHING about palm trees! We were looking for an education and lots of information about Florida landscaping.

Steve was so great with us! He showed us many different varieties of palm trees, along with plants that do well in this area. He also has an excellent display of both stone walls and rock--you can really see the different colors so you know what you are getting.

Later that same day, Steve came to our villa, came up with a plan and gave us an estimate. Three business days later, his crew showed up with a truckload of between 70 and 80 plants and the palm trees we wanted. Steve brings many, many plants to the job so you can select the ones you want--which is a real advantage, in my opinion.

The crew finished the job on time, and did an outstanding job! We had both our front and back yards done, so there was a lot of dirt on our concrete. They cleaned up everything and did a great job at that also!

Our job was completed a week ago, and since then, Steve has been back at least 3 times to check on what we think, how everything looks, and to make sure we are watering like we should be. His follow-up service is excellent.

EdandLinda (www.talkofthevillages.com)

Job completed Nov 2013. Outstanding quality plant materials,selection, and excellent workers! Steve and Ron were very helpful in the initially designed, listened to our wants, and came over to our new home to discuss the design. We picked and tagged our palm trees and other plants we liked by walking through his vast nursery. When the work began, he brought over may more plants for us to choose from. Amazing! His work team (we had 5 workers) worked well together, cooperative in moving plants round so we found the perfect mix and placement. Steve came in under budget and on time even though, he had two additional deliveries of pebbles for our beds because he wanted to do the job right! Highly recommended!

George S Gerstein

I highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping!

People who use him love him and those who don't have never used him!

Angie Fox

Recently we decided to change our “blah” landscaping to something more “Outstanding” and maintenance free. After contacting several companies we met with, and, chose “Mansfield Landscaping”. They were able to provide not only exceptional advice but expert workmanship and changed our “humdrum” property into a “vibrant and exciting garden spot. Not only are we personally pleased with the services provided by “Mansfield Landscaping”, but we also wholeheartedly endorse and recommend their services to anyone in need of landscaping.

Robert and Carole

Recently had Mansfield Landscaping add some shrubs, rock etc., and must say they did an excellent job. The crew was very polite and professional. We would recommend Mansfield for any landscaping project regardless of the size. Will definitely use Mansfield for any future landscaping projects. Thanks,Steve!

John & Linda Smith