If you love the beach and want to create that airy, care-free look in your Huntington Station, NY, backyard, you can. Use specific landscape architecture elements to bring a beach oasis to your backyard.
Start with a water feature—after all, water is the central focus of the beach. You could choose add a trickling fountain to a water wall to bring the delightful sounds of water to your backyard. If your outdoor space is large, consider installing a stream that looks and sounds like it has been there forever, but is actually recirculating the water. A stream can have a waterfall to make a more pronounced splashing sound. The sound of water has been proven to reduce stress and blood pressure, so just like when you relax in your beach chair to the sounds of the waves, you can relax in your backyard to the sounds of splashing water.
If you have ever enjoyed a beach bonfire, you can bring that same feel to your landscape with a fire feature. Everyone loves to sit around a fire when the sun goes down to chat and enjoy a favorite drink. Bring out the marshmallows and roasting sticks to savor a sweet treat. You can admire a fire feature day or night, but nighttime is special because you can gaze at the stars, too.
Grasses and Free-flowing Flowers
Grasses line the sand dunes to prevent erosion on the beach, but they also look pretty. Incorporate some tall grasses into your landscape to evoke a beachy vibe. Many flowers at the beach are unstructured and natural in appearance, and you can add these types of flowers to your landscape to recreate that free-flowing look. Daylilies, flowering ground covers, and spiky herbs can give your landscape that beachy feel.
Strategically placed boulders bring a sense of timelessness to your landscape. They can serve as a focal point when combined with grasses in a landscape bed, and they are perfect mounded together with flowers spilling over. You wouldn’t need many to give your landscape a sense of having been there for a long time.
Floors and Foundations
Using sand or small pebbles for the floor of your oasis brings yet another element from the beach into your landscape. Sand is great to surround a fire feature because it truly gives a sense of a beach campfire, but small pebbles can work just as well. This type of covering is easy to maintain and lasts a long time.
Enlist a Professional
Your local landscape masonry design and outdoor living specialists understand your love of all things beachy and can bring that very aesthetic to your Huntington Station, NY, backyard. The team can help you choose just the right grasses, fire feature, water feature, and any other element you want to transform your property into the beach oasis you envision.
You can expect quality craftsmanship in all parts of your landscape transformation. Once you have a design that reflects your beach style, their craftsmen will install every feature to perfection so that all you have to do is relax at your own beach oasis.