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15 Landscaping Ideas to Create an Enchanting Outdoor Space

Spending time outdoors is great for our physical health and psychological wellbeing. Creating a beautiful and usable outdoor space is a great way to encourage this. However, many people don’t know where to begin when it comes to creating a usable and beautiful outdoor space. We at GMC Landscapes have helped many people create a private outdoor oasis. We know a thing or two about beautiful landscaping and creating functional outdoor spaces. Here, we share with you our top landscape ideas to help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space. Read on to see what you can incorporate in your space to achieve the perfect landscape design.


Features to Help You Create an Outdoor Oasis:


Native plantings

Whenever possible, it is best to use native plants in your garden landscaping. Native plants will thrive under your climatic conditions and in your soils. You won’t have to do much in terms of maintenance with local plant species in your garden. You can achieve a lush canopy of greenery and invest much less in the long term.

Flower walls

Want to achieve some level of privacy? Many people resort to hardscape features such as fences. While these are great, using flower walls is even better. Flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas grow tall and bushy. These will help to create a living green wall. When the shrubs flower, you will have a decorative natural wall.


Overgrown terrace

Here’s a home landscape idea that will turn your outdoor space into a tropical paradise. Stop uprooting the plants growing between the stone tiles on your terrace. This is a great way to create a lush tropical vibe. The greenery between the terrace stones will add a natural and magical vibe to your space. Go ahead and add some large potted plants to complete the look.


Mid-garden dining area

A great way to create functional and beautiful house landscapes is by incorporating a living or entertaining space in your outdoor space. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. A simple dining table with dining chairs or benches can transform your garden into a picturesque picnic site.


Rose Garden

The secret to beautiful landscaping isn’t to have as many plant varieties and features as possible. It is in fact to keep things simple. For example, you can create a dramatic effect by having only a single type of rose in your garden. They will create a sea of color when they are in bloom. It will also mean less work in the long run.


Multiple levels

Another simple way to create a beautiful oasis is by creating multiple levels. Think small plants, shrubs and trees. This creates multiple levels of visual interest just like in nature.


Modern fountain

Add a calming atmosphere to your space with a modern fountain. There’s nothing quite as calming as the trickling of water.


Hydrangea wall

Add a magical touch by planting a wall of hydrangeas. These shrubs will not only create a noise buffer but also have an enchanting effect on your landscape.


Flower-covered pergola

What could be more chic than a flower-covered pergola? This feature is not only beautiful but also practical. It will provide a shaded area in the garden where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors on a hot day.


Lush lawn

Simply maintaining your lawn is also a great way to create a beautiful natural oasis. A well maintained lawn will enhance the natural beauty of your property.


Cozy porch

This is another great way to encourage spending time outdoors. Add comfortable furnishings to your porch to make it as cozy as your indoor living room and it will enhance your outdoor space.


Tree lanterns

Dress up your trees with tree lanterns and create a magical outdoor space that you can enjoy in the evenings. This is an easy way to extend the time you spend outdoors into the evening.


Gravel garden

If you’re going for a minimalist look and low maintenance space, using gravel on your space is the best way to achieve an outdoor oasis. Using gravel will also help to extend your outdoor time as your garden will be functional no matter the weather.


Swimming pond

A natural swimming pool is not only more affordable but will also be a great feature in your garden. It will create a serene oasis. Use native plants to keep it low maintenance.


Charming topiaries

Get creative with your hedges and create some beautiful shapes. This will add a playful feeling to your garden.


Use the landscape ideas above to help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor oasis. Contact GMC landscapes for even more ideas tailored to your specific space and needs.

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