2019 Gardening Trends: Backyard Staycation

Need a vacation? Why get away when you can make every day a vacation day in your very own backyard! In this next gardening trend, we will discuss how to create a designated spot to relax in your backyard with a few simple additions and special touches.

Step 1: Adding the element of water

water fountain

Adding water to areas of your backyard can benefit you in so many ways. This doesn’t have to mean adding a pond, a pool, or anything too complex. You can simply add a couple of features, like birdbaths and water fountains, and reap the many benefits they have to offer.


Birdbaths attract many of our friendly pollinating insects and birds. It’s a great addition to your landscape and it supports your local ecosystem. Not to mention, you can sit back and become entranced by the beauty of nature.


Add tranquility to your backyard with the peaceful sounds of trickling water. These amazing pieces of décor are available in multiple styles and sizes, including lightweight variations, to fit your porch, patio, or garden oasis. You’ll love the soothing sounds of your personal water fountain, as you relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.


Worried about mosquitoes? We have the solution for you! For areas of standing water, add BioAdvanced® Mosquito Killer FizzTabs. With a patented bi-layer tablet, this slow release formula dissolves over 60 days, providing constant coverage. Drop a FizzTab into any birdbath, pond, rain barrel, or areas where water easily collects. The formula penetrates the water from the top to the bottom!

Step 2: Adding soothing sounds

Sound is an impactful element to any vacation, or more specifically, to any form of relaxation. Bring in the soothing tones from beautifully crafted Corinthian Bells® wind chimes.

corinthian bells

Corinthian Bells® are not your ordinary wind chimes. They are the first generation of wind chimes to combine excellence in design with incredible tones and resonance. These are visually and acoustically exceptional chimes, with a classic look and a sound that is heavenly. The centrally suspended aluminum tubes, along with the high-density striker, give these chimes their outstanding tone. These wind chimes come in a variety of sizes and colors that will fit your décor.

You will fall in love with the acoustic melodies and perfectly pitched notes that you will hear time and again from any of our selections of Wind Chimes!

Step 3: Adding a glowing ambiance

string lights

Outdoor lighting can really turn your backyard into a magical oasis. We have dozens of new lighting options, available in various styles and sizes so you can find what suits your style the best!

outdoor candles

Try adding LED candles to your patio, or what about hanging string lights across your yard? This will help light up your backyard in the night with a relaxing glow.

led candles

Step 4: Adding tropical plants to your landscape


Adding plants to any outdoor area will brighten and beautify your space. Why not fill your outdoor space with beautiful color and tropical plants?

Tropical Hibiscus is a classic choice for creating a tropical escape in your yard. The bold colors and vibrant blooms are the essence of summer. Enjoy an island getaway in your landscape with beautiful blooms that will easily transform your garden into a tropical haven.

hanging baskets

You can also create your own hanging baskets and wall plantings with lovely metal wall planters. Add caladiums or colorful annuals and create an exciting display on your patio walls or fence.

metal planters

Want to enjoy your plants well into the evening? Create a moonstruck garden with bright and white flowers and plants that will glow in the moonlight!

Step 5: Adding style to your space

outdoor decor

Finally, to complete the look for your Backyard Staycation, add some decoration. Check out our blog that is all about garden décor for fantastic inspiration. Keep your space playful with ceramic animals, colorful spinners, garden flags, and more!

garden decor

Enjoy the soothing movements of by adding metal pendulums for an artistic touch and compliment your space with the enchanting fragrance of pinion wood and the warmth of a chimenea!


Chimeneas are wonderfully charming, hand-decorated outdoor fireplaces that are fantastic all year. Warm up your patio during the cooler months, or use as a natural insect repellent during the spring and summer. Chimeneas are great as a garden focal point or accent piece. With delightful fragrances such as pinion wood, you can enjoy the outdoors during every season.

metal art

Needless to say, the options are endless, and your Backyard Staycation is easily within reach! Stop by our store nearest you to get started and enjoy your backyard oasis all year long!

Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations.