Backyard Oasis advice
May 22, 2013 in Design Dilemma
thinking of putting a hot tub under the deck on the right hand side. Need to finish the area so that it will be a backyard oasis. Thanks,
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Where is this? Are you in the north where the weather is cold most of the time? What is your plant zone? Would you be able to post more photos so we can see how large your yard is?
   May 22, 2013 at 8:42AM
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Burlington, ON, hardiness 6b
   May 22, 2013 at 8:55AM
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here a couple of pictures
   May 22, 2013 at 9:02AM
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yeah, so i created a "backyard oasis" about 10 years ago. The creation process is so much fun! The maintenance over the years has become overwhelming. That being said, consider how much you want to edge, weed, and mulch from now till forever!
   May 22, 2013 at 9:17AM
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oh, not to mention trim, spray, transplant, divide...
   May 22, 2013 at 9:18AM
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Niche for Design
From my experience, the key to creating an "oasis," always seams to be a combination of privacy and zones.
Zone your backyard to accommodate various uses; eating area, soft seating/ lounging area and of course your hot tub area that you had mentioned. You seam to have some privacy from the trees at the back, but I would consider softening the sides with plants of various heights. You don't need to create "walls" with the plants, but rather focus on giving something to looks at other than your neighbours in the background. Also, don't forget to consider wind with the hot tub placement. It may be okay under the deck, but you may need to add some height with shrubs or fencing as well. Hope this helps!
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