Patio Gardening is an excellent way to achieve a peaceful and relaxing outdoor space.
There is a vast movement of "indoor space being brought outdoors." So with attention to your overall patio designs, one can acquire this, and a private, relaxing, entertainment area.
Even lofts, condos, balconies, etc., can have a Patio Garden Design that will meet all the aforementioned needs.
There are few things to consider and keep in mind. Here are a few questions to jog your memory.
Use this check list to help remember some key points as you shop:
purchase the right plants and flowers for your climate
the sun/shade conditions of your patio
how many plants will be needed
what size of plants
watering needs of plants
climbers/vines for privacy
containers (how many, color, size, shape)
We strongly advise a Patio Garden Design. (No drafting involved unless wanted.) Just merely sketch something on paper that resembles the size and shape of your patio.
Pencil in areas that need shade plants, climbers, roses, annuals, etc. Make notes of water features, patio landscaping rocks, or flower boxes.
Taking this on your shopping trip will help in the purchase of your plants and flowers, while keeping your needs in check. Trying to remember and visualize your space when miles away will be difficult. You'll have a lot to remember, so take the time to plan it out.
Here's a few more tips to help along the way. Outline the sides with containers to frame in your patio.
Use containers with 24"-36" tall shrubs or grasses to border a part or the whole of your patio.
Utilize any built-in flower boxes that might be present.
Use Vines and Climbers on Lattice or Trellis, and/or raised planters and pots, to achieve needed privacy.
If the containers need to be movable, container holders with attached wheels will work nicely.
Don't forget to add trays underneath the containers to catch much needed water for those hot and dry days.
Try to find plants that will accommodate the space you have regarding the amount of sun and/or shade.