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

I would like to recommend Mansfield Landscaping to anyone who might want some quality work. I called a week ago yesterday and one week later my work was done. I went from having the worst yard in the neighborhood to one of the nicest. Steve is almost annoyingly accommodating and insistent on pleasing. He recommended plants of different colors, something I wouldn't have thought of. My favorite part is the wall - the pieces look like mica. The supervisor was the nicest person and a good communicator. He really knew what he was doing, having worked for Steve for years and due to the volume of work Mansfield does. I feel so happy today, like you would if you just got a new car!

Linda Rogers (The Villages)

Steve from Mansfield Landscaping did a great job in helping us design our landscaping. Ron and John did an excellent job in seeing that the design was carried out and the final result was way beyond our expectations. They should be very proud of the work that they have completed for us. The entire crew was very hard working, friendly, dependable and polite. They did a great job with the clean up after the project was completed and the job was completed exactly when Steve said it would be done. Excellent and well run company.

Peworchik in Fernandina

I just wanted to thank Mansfield for doing a great job at our courtyard villa in the Villages. the place looks beautiful and we have had a number of nice comments from the neighbors. The work was done in a timely and clean manner. We got just want we wanted and love the way the place looks. Thanks.

Gail and John Simonetti

We were directed to Mansfield landscaping from a neighbor. She was happy with their work so we decided to give them a try. From our first discussion with Steve and Ron, we knew we were going to be in good hands. They did a fabulous job and we're thrilled with the results. Their knowledge of plants and shrubs was very informative as was their designing talent. We would highly recommend Mansfield landscaping to any one without reservation. Thanks for a job well done.

Peg and Hank

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

If you want to see an absolutely FANTASTIC job done by Steve Mansfield and his crew... come by my house tomorrow and you will be amazed.

Steve's been advising me for years to change what I had originally developed into something a little more stylish, but being the hard-headed Italian I am, I kept refusing until this year. I'm sick of our cold winters that kill all my pretty flowers so I let him convince me to change it all to a completely new look. I love to work with Steve, he sure knows his landscaping stuff and he may come off with a gruff exterior, but down deep, the man is a teddy bear and very easy to work with.

Oh Boy, I can't tell you how excited I am. The transformation is unbelievable. Steve and his guys were on the job for 2 days and through their creative talents came up with a wall/bed design utilizing many of my existing trees, unlike anything I have seen in the past.

KathieI (www.talkofthevillages.com)

We could not believe Steve told us if we did not like the job, he would take it out with no extra cost to us. How could we go wrong? Our landscaping has added tremendous value to our home. You owe it to your yard to call Steve.

The Griffins (The Villages, Mallory Square)