If you get the pleasure from sitting out on your outdoor patio, enjoying those warm summer nights or cool fall days, you might want to think about adding a little more character to your surroundings by creating a patio garden. Patio gardens have been very popular and are not that difficult to make. All you will require is, certainly, a patio, potting soil, flowers and plants, rocks or shipping peanuts, water features, flower pots, planters and other accessories you may want to add to your backyard patio garden. Here are some steps to follow to create a comfortable 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 require keeping track of this for several days in a row in order to find an accurate idea. The second step is to do a survey on your outdoor patio and decide how you will be able to use this space. If you have a large backyard patio, you will able to utilize 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 opt for using 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.
There are some suitable patio plants for your patio garden. Based on the amount of available space, you can opt for a wide variety of flower pots and potting soil. You can make a purchase these items from your local discount store or home depot. You will be surprised that selecting 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 desire to move them around until the look is one you want. 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 not sure of what types to plant, it is necessary for you to consult with someone who works at your local gardening store. If you are creating a vibrant patio garden, bright colors may be used. If, conversely, you are going for a more soothing effect, you may select paler colors. You may refer to our patio plants section to notice some examples and pictures of some common patio plants.
Once you have selected the plants and flowers, it is time to take them home and replant them. You have to make sure to carefully follow the instructions included with them and please seek the assistance of a gardening professional if you are unsure. When you have planted your purchases, you might desire to think about adding patio accessories and decorate your new patio garden with some simple patio ideas. Furniture, wind chimes, special patio string lights, fountains 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. By following the steps above, you will have a comfortable patio garden you desire deeply.