Begin landscaping your patio with a new brick, stone or concrete foundation. Any of these materials will make a great base for your patio landscaping design. Patio landscaping design includes the use of a wide variety of materials. Soft materials refer to plants while hard materials refer to rocks, stones, bricks, tiles, concrete, timber and the like.
In choosing materials for your patio landscaping design, you should make sure that your choices match the theme you have in mind. In addition, your materials should both be attractive and functional, which will make your patio not only look good but durable and comfortable.
Details are important in your patio landscaping design. Adding finishing touches such as flowers and colorful stones can make your patio more appealing and inviting. You can line them at the edges or put them in pots so you can place them anywhere in the patio.
When planning your patio landscaping design, you should consider first the size of available space that you have in order to determine what features will work best. For example, winding paths may not work well in a small space. If you have a large patio area, you can divide it into sections, for example, a dining area, kid’s play area, and a quiet nook for relaxing or meditation.
A patio landscaping design that features plenty of lush green plants and vibrant colorful flowers breathes life into any space. You can install a mass of perennial plants, which require little maintenance. Spruce up your patio with bright potted annuals.
Water features are also pleasant addition to your patio landscaping design. Consider building a small pond or adding a waterfall if your space will allow it. There are small construction kits for these features available at popular building supply stores.
Accessories are also essential to enhance your patio landscaping design. Objects such as patio furniture, cushions, sun catchers, and many others all work to improve the overall look of your patio so you should also choose them carefully to make sure they will fit your landscape.
There are plenty of resources to get inspiration from for your patio landscaping design. Browse home garden magazines, gardening books and websites and watch home improvement shows to get creative ideas of building a welcoming patio or transforming your old patio from dull to interesting.