Patios. Monday , November 19th , 2018 - 05:26:31 AM
It seems that everywhere I go lately, I see patios: houses, offices, hospitals, restaurants, and spas. You name it, I've seen it there. They are becoming increasingly popular amongst South African gardens of all kinds and everyone is jumping at the opportunity to have it built onto their homes.
Your patio ideas will start to sparkle with your choice of plants. Traditional summer bedding plants often sold by garden centres for use in hanging baskets are candidates. Pelargoniums and standard trailing geraniums in searing red really punch out from a white background. Trailing fuchsias can look stunning. But don't stop there. Add some ferns, evergreens, grasses or even a selection of succulents. Feeling crazy? Then how about some cherry tomatoes or strawberries for some random planting punctuation!
If you have a sloping garden or back yard, much of this ground can be wasted - there is not a lot you can usefully do with that space - some ideas to utilize it can be to either build a raised deck or a retaining wall and construct a flat patio space.
3) Add some warmth. Extend the season for your patio by adding a fire pit or even an outdoor heater. These also add more light and create an immediate focal point -- everyone who steps out into your backyard will know immediately where the party is. The best outdoor fires are surrounded by thick walls that radiate heat, but even a metal trash can works if that is all you've got. Don't forget the marshmallows!
4) Add night bloomers. There are night-blooming plants that can be surprisingly effective for a nighttime garden. Many vines like moonflower bloom only at night, and the smell of honeysuckle in the evening is divine. Also consider plants that may not look amazing, but smell amazing. Sticking some herbs in between flagstones can be effective -- as people walk on them, the smell is delicious.
Create a proposal for your patio. Take into consideration many distinctive patio designs and alternative patio ideas. Plan a location for cooking food, barbequing and restful eating. The outside kitchen area has become the most functional of new patio ideas. You could plan a small outdoor kitchen area or one that is bigger complete with a sink, refrigerator, oven, pizza oven and barbeque.
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Because these solutions involve some complex construction methods, it's best to get help from a knowledgeable contractor that will advise on the many rules and codes which will have to be fulfilled. Additionally, because these are elevated platforms, structural difficulties have to be considered. You don't want your deck or terrace falling down.
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