Enjoy the vacation feel while at home all summer long by turning your backyard into an oasis. Here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

Upgrade your outdoor furniture

Make your outdoor space seem bigger by creating different seating areas for different purposes. 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, and take a week or less to install.

Make it natural

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

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 low-rate loan. Our terms are always favorable and our payback plans are affordable. Call 1-877-TRUMARK, visit trumarkonline.org, or stop by your local TruMark Financial branch to discuss your options.