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5 Easy Tips To Create A Beautiful Tropical Backyard

In this day and age, people are using their outdoor living spaces often and strive to have a backyard that is beautiful, relaxing, and a great place to spend their time. Many people love the look of a tropical oasis, but may not know how to achieve this look on their own property. If you want a lush, green backyard, work with an experienced landscaping company and use the following tips:

Create Several Layers of Plants

One of the best ways to create a tropical look in your backyard is by creating several layers of plants. This can be accomplished by planting several ground covering plants, taller shrubs, and lush trees in the same area. The result is a wall of greenery with different colors and textures. 

Choose Plants Reminiscent of the Tropics

Depending on the climate where you live, it may not be possible to use the exact plants that grow and thrive in tropical locales. But there are many plants that have the look of tropical plants that grow very well in moderate climates. Consider planting cannas, elephant ears, needle palms, and banana trees—all of these plants do well in climates that are not as warm as the tropics.

Incorporate Water

When most people think of beautiful tropical locales they either picture white sand beaches and turquoise ocean waters or a babbling stream winding through the jungle. A water element is an excellent addition to a tropical backyard-- consider getting a large fountain, building a waterfall, or creating a small pond. In addition to looking great, many people also find the sound of running water to e quite soothing.

Add Splashes of Color with Flowers

Beautiful flowers are a must in a tropical themed backyard, and there are many hearty flowering plants that have a tropical look but can grow well in most climates. Think about planting begonias, angel's trumpet, flowering maple, hibiscus, or jasmine. If you live in a climate where the ground freezes in the winter it may be best to plant these flowering plants in containers so they can be moved to a warmer area during the coldest months.

Create a Beautiful Patio

When purchasing furniture for your patio, look for outdoor furniture made of teak or another hardwood that is commonly used in the tropics. Accessorize your outdoor furniture with brightly colored cushions, and consider keeping some tropical flowering plants in containers on the patio to enhance the overall look of your backyard.

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