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Simple and Easy Landscaping Around a Patio

Jul 12, 2008
A patio is a great addition to any yard, but if you are looking to give it the best effect possible, you should do some sort of landscaping around the patio to give it a more finished look. This is a very exciting project that will allow you to transform your patio into something beautiful. There are many ways to landscape around your patio. Here are a few ideas you can consider before you start.

When you are planning to do any type of landscaping, especially around a patio, it is important that you realize how much room you have to landscape. Do you have a small yard or a large amount of space to work with? This will affect how you landscape your patio and what type of plants and items you want to use.

Also take into account the amount of money that you have to spend on landscaping. There are many ideas out there, but you can't act on them unless you can afford them. Before you decide upon how you want to landscape your backyard patio, have a set aside budget for you to follow so you know how much money realistically you have to spend on this project.

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to landscape your patio area is to add bright colored flowers all around. You can easily create a few flower beds on all sides of the patio. If you do not want to do a lot of work, you can find plants that are already potted that you can set around the patio. This will add color too, but you don't have to worry about planting the flowers.

There are some ideas to help create a more tropical appearance; this is if you want your own tropical paradise to relax in on your back patio. Some tropical greenery such as small tropical tress and some potted tropical flowers work well to give the look of tropical locations when added to some tropical greenery. Your back patio will look great and you will feel as if you are in an exotic location in your own back yard.

Adding an herb garden around your patio area is also another great way to landscape. You can easily plant herbs in the ground or buy potted herbs. Herbs look great and smell great, but you can harvest them and use them when you are making meals.

Adding a waterfall may be a perfect way to landscape around your patio as well. Consider a nice waterfall and pond next to your patio so you can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall as well as the relaxing sounds of the waterfall while you enjoy yourself on the back patio. If you can't afford a large waterfall, then consider a small portable fountain that will still add relaxation without the cost.

As you see, there are many great ideas that you can play off of when you decide to landscape around your patio. From tropical ideas to the simple yet beautiful addition of colorful flowers, there is an endless amount of things you can do to make your patio look great. Look at the space you have, make a budget, and decide which ideas work best for you and then start landscaping.
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