If you really want that garden, lack of space will not be an excuse. You can have a wonderful garden just outside your door, thanks to your patio.
The idea of spending effort and time tending a sizable in-ground garden appears daunting to some people. If this is the case for you and you want a plush garden that won’t demand too much commitment, then consider getting a patio garden paradise. You still get the benefit of hardscaping, even though you could still integrate containers and beds. Placing a plant next to a stone—even concrete—usually improves its appearance.
To get a stunning garden on your patio, you need more than just a few plant containers placed beside a chair. There are a number of things you ought to consider, including framing, creating paths, softening the edges, and maximizing the potential of your patio. In this article, we take a closer look at framing the garden.
Why create a patio garden?
Entertainment and relaxation are the primary purposes of your patio. One of the most effective ways of achieving this is surrounding yourself with beautiful plants. Even if you’re not a gardener, you still consider your patio an extension of your home; a room with no walls. For this ‘outdoor room’, your patio garden makes up the ‘interior design’.
Framing the garden room on your patio
To transform your patio into an outdoor garden room, you need to create a border between that space and your lawn or front yard. This can be achieved by using containers to create an edge, or by setting up raised planters around the patio. Home design experts such as Additions Building recommend the following:
Creating a b Borders order around your patio allows you to enjoy the benefits of both worlds. You get to lounge in a real garden without having to leave the comfort of your living space. You can do a lot with this space even though the border will likely be narrow (2 to 4 feet). In addition to having geraniums and the lady’s mantle, among other plants that spill onto your patio, you can set up clusters of height with small shrubs or ornamental grasses.
In case the border runs between the patio and your house, you can give espalier a try and grow a fruit tree that’s trained to lay flat against the wall of your house. The openness of the branches and the heat of the house results in a sizable yield within the limited space.
A majority of patio designs feature built-in boxes along the perimeter for planting flowers. In addition to providing additional seating, they delineate the space. However, more crucially, they provide a garden that is at eye level. As a result, you enjoy all the advantages of container gardening in addition to getting additional insulation for your plant roots, thanks to the stone or brick.
In the absence of built-in boxes or borders, you can always use containers to mimic the effect. You can have a whole row of identical containers, faux built-ins or clusters of varying sizes and shapes.