Patios. Wednesday , April 25th , 2018 - 10:25:20 AM
Your patio ideas will start to sparkle with your choice of plants. Traditional summer bedding plants often sold by garden centres for use in hanging baskets are candidates. Pelargoniums and standard trailing geraniums in searing red really punch out from a white background. Trailing fuchsias can look stunning. But don't stop there. Add some ferns, evergreens, grasses or even a selection of succulents. Feeling crazy? Then how about some cherry tomatoes or strawberries for some random planting punctuation!
If you have a sloping garden or back yard, much of this ground can be wasted - there is not a lot you can usefully do with that space - some ideas to utilize it can be to either build a raised deck or a retaining wall and construct a flat patio space.
A good number patio ideas will include investing in lots of great flowers. Pick up intriguing containers to put on the patio, kinds with color and texture. Next fill the pots with herbs such as basil, mint, oregano and cilantro. A majority of these will add an enjoyable scent as well as produce fresh cuttings for salads and also other dishes. There are lots of vegetables that also do remarkably in containers. Raising the vegetables in baskets also makes them easier to maintain and keep bug free.
One last patio idea to add to all your patio ideas. It's a hot summer's night (we wish!) and you're sipping a glass of something chilled. On the wall you've given some plants the night off. Instead you've replace the 'planted' pot with an empty one. Added a small saucer to the bottom to block the drainage hole and placed a citronella candle on a bed of sand. The flickering glow of the candle dances over the walls and keeps those blasted midges away - all at the same time.
A attractively planned outdoor patio not merely expands a property's outside living area, but expresses the owners tastes and individuality. Check on the web for inspiration for boosting backyard living, working with small areas, options for renovations and problem solving patio ideas.
Like all projects, start by putting a draft plan in place first before anything else. Set aside a budget for patio renovation. Estimate the time frame to get everything done. Most importantly, draw a layout plan of your existing patio. Take down the measurements of the structure, note especially those fixtures that are not easily movable. The layout plan will serve as a guide when you scout around for outdoor patio ideas. It helps you to focus on the types of design that work for a patio of similar structure and footage.
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