Planning Your Patio Garden

 


Article by: Roy Thomsitt

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You can turn the plainest of patios , Gardening as a Hobby into a patio garden , 5 Must Know Tips For A Better Looking Landscape with the good use of containers or outdoor , Backyard Ponds planters. If you are starting from nothing, and designing and building , Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses (or having designed and built) a completely new patio, , Tips For Growing Beautiful House Plants Even If You're A Beginner then it is worth giving the garden , Have Fun and be Creative - Get the Look for Less aspect of the patio , A Touch of Elegance: The Very Best Outdoor Decor some forethought.

The reason for the pre-planning is that you have an opportunity to create something very special with little extra expense beyond the foundation work and the patio , Rose Success floor. Here are just a few thoughts to build in at the design , Snakes - They're Not as Slithery as Some People I Know! stage, so your patio garden , Spruce Budworm can be more than just a flat , Garden Folklore: Plants Thrive in Good Company area of paving slabs.

Colour Scheme for the Patio

When planning a new patio , Is Your Fertilizer Poisoning You? it is best to consider the colour , Orchid Myths -The Truth scheme beyond just the colour , Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond of the paving slabs. If you want a patio garden, , Understanding Weeds - But mostly How to Kill 'em then you will need containers to grow plants , Garden Ponds in. Try to be sure that you can obtain containers or planters which blend well with the colour , The Garden As Healer of the slabs. For example, light , A Guide To Japanese Gardens brown paving slabs above may look very nice, but are not so easy to blend in naturally with surroundings, or find complementary planters for.

Natural grey stone, , Garden Ponds on the other hand, is much easier to find suitable planters for, and can have a much more natural , Names Of Spring Flowers appearance in the garden. , How to Build a Fence

That is not to say paving slabs other than grey cannot be used, but just bear in mind the rest of the decor , The Most Essential Gardening Equipment you will need to fit in to make your patio garden , Colour in the attractive.

Consider Height

As with many aspects of garden , Light Up Your And Brighten Your Life design, height is important when planning a patio garden. , ing as a Hobby This can be achieved in a number of ways, which can all be used at the same time. Here are some examples:

1. Consider having a wall , Patio Gazebos - Add Some Intrigue to Your Patio around the patio, , Snakes - They're Not as Slithery as Some People I Know! on which you can put a few containers. On a patio , Colour in the Garden or terrace, , Mower Safety - Blood On The Blade! columns and balusters can be very attractive, and add a distinctive style.

2. Consider having a covered or partly covered patio. , Light Up Your Garden And Brighten Your Life That gives you the opportunity to not only provide shade and cover, but allow for trellis on one side. That way you can grow , Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses climbing plants , Great Gardening Gift Ideas on the patio , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed which add that all important height to the patio garden. , Snakes - They're Not as Slithery as Some People I Know!

3. Choose some high containers that will immediately contrast with your smaller containers.

4. Choose some tall growing plants , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters and container suitable shrubs, , Organic Gardening - The Pros And Cons to contrast with the low growing , A Guide To Japanese Gardens and trailing plants. , Garden Folklore: s Thrive in Good Company

Consider Your View and Adjacent Garden

It is best not to design , 5 Must Know Tips For A Better Looking Landscape the patio , Time for a Flower Garden Tune-Up in isolation, but consider it in conjunction with the view you would most like to see. This means that the positioning is especially important, as are the garden , Backyard Ponds design considerations in the surrounding garden. , Growing and Harvesting Dill

For example, if you want sweet smelling plants , Cold Frame Greenhouse - Maximize The Natural Warmth Of The Sun to fill your senses on a warm evening, you can plant , How to Build a Fence them next to the patio. , Organic Gardening - The Pros And Cons Or, if you want a private area in which to sit, some taller shrubs , Great Gardening Gift Ideas outside the patio , Organic Gardening - The Pros And Cons in that area may provide you with just that.

By using a combination of the above features, , Mower Safety - Blood On The Blade! you can develop a patio garden , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 8) History that will be a pleasing and impressive feature , Have Fun and be Creative - Get the Look for Less of your garden , The As Healer overall, and also be a great place , Understanding Weeds - But mostly How to Kill 'em to relax on those balmy sunny days. Try to visualize it in full before starting work on construction, and your garden , Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses patio could end up as your dream garden , Light Up Your And Brighten Your Life patio.
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This patio garden , An Autumn for Halloween article was written by Roy Thomsitt, owner author of the gardens , 5 Must Know Tips For A Better Looking Landscape and decor , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters web site.

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