1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO

July 1, 2024

Backyard Oasis

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Create the perfect outdoor retreat with lighting and landscaping

There’s something magical and satisfying about escaping to your own backyard over the warm summer months. Whether it’s to unwind after a long day, host gatherings, or simply enjoy the surroundings, a well-designed outdoor space can elevate your mood and lifestyle. We have some great ideas to transform your backyard into a haven of relaxation and beauty using creative lighting and landscaping. 

lava rock

Rocky Accents 

Enhance the beauty and functionality of your backyard with hardscaping elements. This line of HardScapes by Quikrete offers several options of eye-catching decorative rock that can be used to accent any walkway, patio, or garden.

disklights

Pathway Lighting 

Guide guests to your backyard retreat with strategically placed pathway lights. These Bell & Howell Disk Lights not only enhance safety but also add a touch of charm to your landscape design. No wiring is needed so these lights are super easy to install.  They are weather resistant and provide about 10 hours of bright light.

shrub food

Plant Some Privacy

Privacy is key when designing your oasis. Create natural barriers from your surroundings with tall shrubs or bamboo to carve out some private space. Use Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Food to help you nurture and grow trees and shrubs. These natural barriers will enhance your sense of escape and enhance the natural aesthetic of your personal surroundings.

fireplace

Warm Lighting

The natural light from a burning fire pit is an ideal way to add coziness and warmth to your outdoor oasis. It also provides an inviting gathering spot for guests. This square propane fire pit from Living Accents has a decorative wicker look stamped steel base and brick tabletop design. It looks good even when not in use! Plus the push and turn ignition makes it easy to turn on and off.

feit light

Accent Lighting

Highlight key features of your backyard, such as trees, sculptures, or architectural elements, with accent lighting. This Feit OneSync Brushed Nickel Solar Powered Spotlight lets you create visual interest and depth in your outdoor space. It gives you a combination of bright solar light, durable construction, and is adjustable. Choose from 8 colors or 5 shades of white for a dramatic focal point.

flower care

Grow a Lush Environment

A full backdrop of plants and greenery can help transform your outdoor escape. Create layers of textures and depth with a variety of green foliage and colorful florals. You may even want to consider covering blank walls with trellises of ivy or roses to really contain and make your backyard cozy.  We carry a number of products that can help you take care of roses and other flowers, like this BioAdvanced All-in-One Roses and FlowerCare. It works as a fertilizer, insect control and disease control to save you time and money.

Creating the perfect backyard oasis is a labor of love but brings great personal satisfaction and reward.  Come on into Ace Hardware of Fort Collins on Harmony and let us help bring your vision to life. Our helpful staff can recommend products and offer expert advice to transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary of relaxation and beauty.

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