Patio Gardening

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.

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What Do You Need?
What Do You Want?

There are few things to consider and keep in mind. Here are a few questions to jog your memory.

  • Is the garden intended for ornamental reasons?
  • Do you want color? If so, what colors?
  • Do you want privacy? How much?
  • Will the Containers need to be movable?
  • How much sun or combination of sun/shade is in the area?
  • What is the weather like? (4 seasons, dry/hot, cold)
  • Would you like a Culinary Container Garden blended in (ex: herbs/vegetables)?
  • Would
  • you desire a water feature? A tranquil garden deck/patio often times
  • includes a patio water garden. Patio ponds harboring exotic fish can be
  • a superb eye-catcher!

All "yes" or "no" answers, or a combination of both, to these questions is alright. Explore the many options and choose what's best for your situation.

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

Annuals and/or Perennials

climbers/vines for privacy

containers (how many, color, size, shape)

Patio Garden Plans

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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.

Need some visual ideas? Click ONLY ONCE on the small arrow at the bottom-left-corner of the screen to watch this short video that contains several different design ideas and placement instructions that will be sure to spark your creative side.

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