How To Create A Comfortable Patio Garden.
If you enjoy sitting out on your outdoor patio, enjoying those warm summer nights or cool fall days, you might
want to consider adding a little more character to your surroundings by creating a patio garden.
Patio gardens have become very popular and are not that difficult to create. All you will need is, of
course, a patio, potting soil, flowers and plants, rocks or shipping peanuts, water features, flower pots, planters
and other accessories you may wish to add to your backyard patio garden. The first step toward creating your patio
garden is to record on paper how much sun hits this area at different times of the day. You will need to keep track
of this for several days in a row in order to get an accurate idea.
The second step is to survey your outdoor patio and determine how you will be able to use this space. If you
have a large backyard patio, you will able to use larger pots that are placed strategically along it in different
locations. If your patio is relatively small, hanging baskets will work nicely and beautifully. You may even choose
to use both, hanging the baskets along the outside, provided you have a cover over your patio, and placing the pots
in various locations on the patio.
What are the suitable patio plants for my patio garden?
Based on the amount of available space, you can choose a wide variety of flower pots and potting soil. You can
purchase these items from your local discount store or home depot. You will be surprise that choosing pots of
varying shapes, colors and sizes can make a garden that much more interesting.
Next, place the pots on your patio, arranging them while they are still empty. You may even want to move them
around until the look is one you desire. Now it is time to decide what types of plants and flowers you will grow.
This will most likely be based on how much sun your patio area receives since some plants and flowers require shade
and others need full or partial sunlight.
If you are unsure of what types of plants, consult with someone who works at your local gardening store. If
you are creating a vibrant patio garden, bright colors may be used. If, on the other hand, you are going for a more
soothing effect, you may choose paler colors. You may refer to our patio plants section to see some examples and pictures of some common patio
Once you have chosen the plants and flowers, it is time to take them home and replant them. Be sure to carefully
follow the instructions included with them and don’t be afraid to seek the assistance of a gardening professional
if you are unsure. When you have planted your purchases, you might want to consider adding patio accessories and
decorate your new patio garden with some simple patio ideas. Furniture, special patio string lights, fountains, wind chimes all make great accessories.
Again, the accessories you choose will depend on the amount of space your patio takes up and how much you want
to use on your new patio garden. Last but not least, a great addition to your patio and garden design would be
to add a decking area which could be used to house an outdoor sitting area or BBQ.