Patios. Wednesday , December 19th , 2018 - 06:07:55 AM
Build a series of patio places that will be put to use almost all year around with the use of patio gazebos. A patio gazebo can create drama not to mention shelter from occasional rain showers and also the unhealthy rays of the sun. A slate pathway directing visitors to a patio gazebo with potted plants surrounding it provides a beautiful environment for open-air dining.
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.
1) Light the way. The most basic part of the night patio is light. White Christmas string lights are a great solution, and there are also lots of unusual string lights, or bistro lights if you want something different. Don't forget candles, either, though you'll need tall candle holders to protect them from even a bit of breeze. You do not need so much light that you can read out on the patio, but you do want to be able to see well enough to recognize people, and to make sure your visitors can see where to walk safely. If your patio is at the end of a walkway, that means investing in some good solar path lights.
Creative patio ideas will come flooding to you. Just think of the different elements you can arrange to suit your garden designer's eye. First you can decide on the size of Spanish Rings to fit your flower pots - these are currently available to hold small, medium or large pots that hold pots up to a top rim-to-rim diameter of 8\" or 20cm. You can use either plastic or clay/terracotta pots or even conical baskets that will 'sit' either higher or lower in the Ring depending on the flare of the pot or basket.
Patios are desired by any property owner because of the great features and value it adds to the property. It will modernize your property, increase its image and market value considerably and can change any house into a home by creating a warm, friendly, relaxed environment for anyone to enjoy.
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!
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