Our outdoor living space/ backyard is a significant area where we relax, entertain, and enjoy the beauty of nature. Oaks Home Services, with over 10 years of experience in serving Toronto, is here to guide you through creating your very own outdoor oasis. We strive to light up your outdoor living space, adding ambiance, warmth, and safety to your patios, driveways, or yards. Our landscape artists are committed to providing a balance of beauty and function, ensuring you can enjoy your outdoor spaces any time of the day or night.
What is Backyard Oasis Landscaping?
Backyard oasis landscaping refers to the transformation of your backyard into a tranquil and inviting space, reminiscent of a refreshing oasis. This could include features like water bodies, a rich variety of plants, natural stone elements, pathways, and private outdoor rooms. These designs not only improve the aesthetic appeal of your home but also increase its value. Oaks Home Services’ team of landscape artists are well-equipped and experienced to bring this vision to life, working closely with clients to understand their preferences and ensuring their utmost satisfaction.
Tip #1: Decorate your yard with a variety of plants
Importance of incorporating plants in landscaping
Plants play an essential role in landscaping. They add colour, texture, and diversity to your outdoor space. Not only do they enhance the aesthetic appeal, but they also contribute to a healthier environment by filtering air pollutants and producing oxygen. Our landscape artists at Oaks Home Services understand the importance of choosing the right plants that match your soil type, climate, and personal preferences. Whether it’s lush greenery, colourful flowers, or exotic plants, we ensure every plant adds a unique touch to your outdoor paradise.
Different types of plants that can be used
There is a wide range of plants you can incorporate into your landscape design. Some popular choices among our Toronto clients include flowering plants such as roses, hydrangeas, or peonies for a burst of colour. Evergreen trees like pines or firs provide year-round greenery and can act as natural privacy screens. Ornamental grasses, ferns, or succulents can add interesting textures and shapes to your garden. We also recommend including some native plants which are adapted to the local climate and soil, requiring less maintenance.
Tip #2: Incorporate natural stone elements
Benefits of using natural stone in landscaping
Natural stone is a versatile, durable, and attractive material that can greatly enhance the look of your outdoor space. It comes in a variety of colours and textures, making each piece unique and adding an element of sophistication to your design. Natural stone can be used in several ways, from creating walkways and patios to adding decorative accents. At Oaks Home Services, we provide quality natural stone slabs that will last up to 30 years with proper maintenance, ensuring your outdoor space remains timeless and beautiful.
Different ways to incorporate natural stone elements in the backyard
Natural stone can be incorporated into your backyard in various ways. For instance, stone patios create a durable and elegant space for outdoor seating or dining. Stone pathways can guide visitors through your garden while adding visual interest. Rock gardens, retaining walls, or fire pits made of stone are other popular features that add functionality and aesthetic appeal. Our landscape artists work closely with you to select the right type and colour of stone that complements your home and landscape design.
Image from our Backyard Patio Installation with Planting project in Toronto
Tip #3: Add water
Benefits of adding water features in landscaping
Adding a water feature can transform your backyard into a peaceful retreat. The sound of flowing water creates a soothing ambiance, helping to reduce noise pollution and promote relaxation. Water features also attract local wildlife such as birds and butterflies, enhancing the natural ecosystem of your garden. At Oaks, we specialize in installing various water features from ornamental ponds to fountains and waterfalls, all designed to blend seamlessly with your landscape design.
Different types of water features that can be added
There are numerous types of water features you can incorporate into your landscape design. Ponds create a calm and serene setting and can be further enhanced with aquatic plants or fish. Waterfalls, whether standalone or incorporated into a pond, add a dynamic and impressive element to your garden. Fountains come in a wide range of styles and sizes, suitable for any garden size or style. Water features can be further enhanced with lighting, creating a magical effect in the evenings.
Image from our Backyard Patio Interlocking project in Oakville
Tip #4: Use natural elements to create pathways
Benefits of creating pathways in landscaping
Pathways serve both functional and aesthetic purposes in landscape design. They provide a safe and defined route around your garden, protecting your plants from being trampled. Aesthetically, they add structure to your garden and can be designed to guide visitors towards focal points. At Oaks Home Services, we utilize various materials such as natural stone, gravel, or brick to create beautiful and durable paths that complement your overall landscape design.
Different materials and designs that can be used for pathways
Natural stone slabs make for stylish paths that can withstand heavy traffic and adverse weather conditions. Gravel paths have a rustic appeal and are cost-effective and easy to install. Brick or interlocking pavers create a classic look and come in a variety of colours and patterns. Paths can be straight or winding, wide or narrow, depending on your garden layout and personal preference. Our landscape artists will work with you to design a pathway that enhances the flow and appeal of your garden.
Tip #5: Create outdoor rooms and private spaces
Benefits of creating outdoor rooms and private spaces in landscaping
Creating outdoor rooms or private spaces extends your living space and provides areas for different activities such as dining, lounging, or playing. Well-designed outdoor rooms can also provide privacy, shade, and comfort while enhancing the overall aesthetics of your garden. Whether it’s an alfresco dining area, a cosy fire pit seating, or a secluded corner for meditation, Oaks Home Services can help you incorporate these elements into your garden in a way that reflects your lifestyle and needs.
Different ways to create outdoor rooms and private spaces
Outdoor rooms can be created using various design elements. Pergolas, gazebos, or canopies provide shade and define a space for seating or dining. Garden screens or tall plants can be used to create a sense of privacy. Fire pits or outdoor fireplaces can add warmth and a focal point to your outdoor room. Outdoor rugs, comfortable seating, and lighting can further enhance the ambiance and functionality of the space. Our landscape artists will work with you to design and create the perfect outdoor room that suits your needs and complements your overall landscape design.
Creating a beautiful outdoor oasis in Toronto is within reach with Oaks Home Services. By incorporating a variety of plants, natural stone elements, water features, pathways, and outdoor rooms, you can transform your backyard into a tranquil and inviting space. Our team of experienced landscape artists will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring that every detail is considered and executed with uncompromising quality and craftsmanship.
Contact us today to start designing your dream outdoor oasis!