Make Your Home’s Outdoor Area a Relaxing Retreat


When the weather gets hot and humid, it can be difficult to find a place that’s cool and quiet. A great solution is to make your home’s outdoor area more relaxing. Whether you’ve got a pool or just want to sit in the shade reading a book, these tips will help you create an oasis in your own backyard.

Create Shade and Cooling Spaces

If you can, choose plants that are native to your area. This will make them more likely to thrive in your particular climate and soil conditions.

If you’re looking for plants that are resistant to pests and disease, choose those with natural pest-repelling properties such as the mint family (e.g., lavender, rosemary, basil).

Plants that need only moderate waterings and those that thrive in direct sunlight do best in hot climates because they don’t require as much water or shade as other varieties of greenery.

Drought tolerant plants also need less care than most because they can survive with little rainfall so you don’t have to worry about watering them frequently—a big bonus if you’re short on time!

Incorporate Water Features for Soothing Sound

Water features are a great way to add relaxation to your outdoor space. The sounds of trickling water, splashing water and bubbling water can help reduce stress and promote restful sleep. Water features can also help reduce anxiety and blood pressure, as well as slow the heart rate so you feel more relaxed.

If you don’t have room for a full-sized swimming pool or hot tub in your backyard (or budget), consider incorporating smaller scale water features into your design plans such as an ornamental fountain or bird bath with running water that’s visible from inside the home.

Add Relaxing Furniture

Planting shade plants is only one part of creating an outdoor area that’s relaxing and inviting. You’ll also want to take advantage of the furniture you have by making it as comfortable as possible.

Add comfortable chairs and lounges: If you don’t already have a hammock swing chair, consider adding one to your home’s outdoor area. They’re great for relaxing outdoors, especially when used with comfortable seating that can support users of varying weights and sizes (like this one). And if you do already own a hammock swing chair but it doesn’t include its own stand, consider purchasing this stand to make sure that your investment is safe from any damage caused by rainy weather conditions or strong winds blowing through your yard during the summer months when everyone wants to enjoy their backyard space!

Make sure everything matches well together: A combination like this—hammock swing chairs + stands—will give both adults and children alike plenty of room for kicking back in comfort without feeling cramped together against each other like some parents might do without realizing how much discomfort they’re causing their kids’ backs with overly crowded seating arrangements around these types of items!

Use Plants as a Natural Barrier

Plants can also be used to create a natural barrier.

  • If you want to block the wind, try planting trees or shrubs that have broad leaves.
  • If you want to create a visual barrier, plant taller plants near the edge of your property so that they block your view of neighboring houses.
  • If you want to block noise from nearby roadways or other busy areas, consider installing hedges along their perimeters.
  • If you need something colder than air temperature itself for some reason (I’m not sure why), consider installing plants with large fronds such as palms and ferns around the base of your home’s foundation walls

Whether you like to relax by the pool or have a quite place to read a book, these tips will make your home’s outdoor area more comfortable and relaxing.

  • You can create a relaxing space by using plants. For example, you could plant shade trees and vines to provide shade in the summer time.
  • You can also create a relaxing space by using water features. For example, you could have a small pond with plants around it or even just a fountain on your patio that makes soothing sounds when the wind blows through it.
  • If you want to relax while sitting in your garden then consider adding some comfortable chairs like Adirondack chairs or rocking chairs so that you can sit back and enjoy reading or listening to music while relaxing in nature! –


Whether you like to relax by the pool or have a quite place to read a book, these tips will make your home’s outdoor area more comfortable and relaxing.

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