How to Create an Outdoor Oasis | Santa Rita Landscaping

How to Create an Outdoor Oasis

Are you taking full advantage of the Southern Arizona climate? Year-round sunshine and mild winter temperatures allow Arizona homeowners to enjoy plenty of outdoor living. Use the landscape design features below to transform your outdoor space into a desert oasis and add to your home’s value.

Outdoor Kitchen
Have you ever noticed how people tend to gather in the kitchen? Move that gathering outdoors with an outdoor kitchen, complete with cooking surfaces and appliances. Add a barbeque, sink, mini-fridge, and counter space to your outdoor area and entertain outside year-round.

Water Features

Celebrate the calming essence of water with a backyard water feature. The sound of a flowing fountain will soothe you as you sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Depending on your home’s style you may prefer an architectural water feature, which house fountains inside beautiful man made vessels. More natural water features are built to resemble streams and small ponds.

Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Enjoy your outdoor space on chilly evenings with a fire pit or fireplace. Whether your home style is modern, Mediterranean, or contemporary, we can help you choose from a range of materials and styles for this feature. For a more low maintenance option, many homeowners choose a natural gas fire pit or fireplace that they can turn off and on. If you prefer the traditional sounds and smells of crackling mesquite wood, then a wood burning outdoor fireplace or fire pit may be a better fit for your home.

Seating and Lighting

Maximize your outdoor space with seating walls. These low walls can surround a fire pit or water feature to create a gathering space. Seating walls will also add visual interest to your design by separating different landscape and entertaining areas. Add drama to your outdoor oasis with low voltage outdoor lighting. Similar to indoor lighting design, outdoor lights can create a sense of warmth and flow in your yard by showcasing plants, rocks, and water features.

What’s on your landscape design wish list? Contact Santa Rita Landscaping in Tucson at (520) 623-0421 to discuss your custom residential project ideas.

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