Your home is your sanctuary, your place to kick back, relax, and regain energy after a hard day’s work. Luckily, your backyard is an extension of your home that can be designed to promote serenity. Here are a few popular ways to incorporate landscape designs to promote serenity.
Landscape Designs to Promote Serenity
Creating an Entrance
The act of exiting your home or workspace and entering a place of peace can be just as meaningful and transformative as the space itself. By creating an entrance that emphasizes that transition, you take purposeful action to step into a tranquil zone. You can create a threshold by installing a gate, an arbor, or something else that encourages you to pass through it.
Natural stone elements are an excellent way to connect with Mother Earth while still maintaining functionality. You can incorporate natural stone into pathways, benches, stairs, fire pits, or even just a large rock as an accent feature.
The gurgling, tinkling sound of water flowing calms the mind and the soul. By adding a water feature to your landscaping, you are emphasizing a natural element that promotes serenity. There are many water feature options, including water walls, fountains, mini waterfalls, and even small lazy rivers. We do recommend that you choose to incorporate a moving water feature to achieve that peaceful sound and avoid water stagnation.
Year-Round Plant Life
Many of us living and working in Sherman Oaks, California, design our backyards for year-round plant life to provide every season with beauty. To enjoy your backyard all year long, it takes meticulous planning to ensure that you have plant life throughout the year so that you don’t end up with dead patches or barren bushes. By thoroughly researching your local flora or hiring an expert landscape designer, you can also achieve an oasis that lasts.
You can transform your backyard space not only into a place of peace for your family but also a sanctuary for wildlife. Birds love to bathe in water features, honeybees are attracted to flowers, and small animals enjoy abundant plant life to rest. Various wildlife lures (such as hummingbird feeders) will draw these animals more if you want to attract specific species to your backyard.
Design Scapes Residential Landscaping – LA
If you are looking for a way to transform your landscaping to promote serenity, Design Scapes is here to help. Our expert designers and contractors can guide you every step of your journey to creating a peaceful space. For more information, please reach out to us today. We serve Sherman Oaks and the communities in and around Los Angeles.