How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

 

 

How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

 

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Enjoy the vacation feel while at home all summer long by turning your backyard into an oasis. From entertaining in style to keeping the kids busy, we’ve got you covered!

Upgrade your outdoor furniture

Make your outdoor space seem bigger by creating different seating areas for different purposes. Think a cozy coffee nook for mornings, a lazy hammock for getting lost inside the pages of a summer thriller, lounge chairs for catching the afternoon sun, and a patio table for entertaining.

If you’ve already got a nice patio set, freshen it up by replacing the cushions and adding some summery throw pillows for a whole new look.

Add a splash of fun

It may be too late in the season for installing an in-ground pool, but you can still have your floating fun with an above-ground pool this summer. Above-ground pools can cost as little as a few hundred dollars or as much as a few thousand for a larger, upgraded model and take a week or less to install.

Make it natural 

Yes, you’re already outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you’re surrounded by greenery. Even city slickers can add the natural touch to small apartment porches with potted plants, a container garden or a trellis with climbing flowers.

If you want to go all-out to get that resort-like feel, consider building your own waterfall this summer.

Fun for the kids

The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor play! Just have fun and let your creativity flow freely. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Put up a rock-climbing wall. If your kids are climbing the walls from being home for too long, try this DIY rock-climbing kit for endless fun that also builds strength and coordination.

Build a swing set. Swing sets provide hours of entertainment, but they can get pricey. Save money without compromising on the fun factor by choosing to build a swing set yourself instead of purchasing it pre-made. You’ll have to swing for materials and maybe the tools, but you’ll still come out way ahead. Plus, you can make the construction a family project that will keep everyone involved for days.

Create a natural playspace. According to a natural playground study by the University of Tennessee, children who play on natural playgrounds, or playscapes, tend to stay more engaged than those playing on brightly colored equipment. Building a natural playspace is easy — think a small pile of sand, a set of logs arranged as stepping stones, and some tall grass or plants to act as hiding spaces.

Financing your oasis

If you’re short on the cash you need to turn your backyard into an oasis this summer, we can help with a personal loan. Our terms are always favorable and our payback plans affordable. Call, click, or stop by Health Care Family Credit Union to discuss your options.

 

 

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