Do you know that expanse of brick or stone in the backyard? The one with a few broken pieces, or maybe a sunken spot in the middle? Maybe it just looks boring and monotonous?
Easily turn it into your own little Oasis instead of an eye-sore!
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Usually occurring right in the middle of your patio where there’s the most foot traffic, that sunken area, missing bricks or stones, or spot with broken, cracked pieces that are trip hazards. You can cover it with a rug or table or instead - while it may look awful now but use your imagination.
Dig that area out and, regardless of what shape it is, you can install a reflection pond, fire pit, or better yet a garden Oasis!
Just like creating an in-ground container or planter, there are only a few extra steps involved:
Work with the shape you have or carve out an area to your liking! You’ll create something truly unique that will make you look like a professional garden designer!
For dry gardens, or for those in very hot zones, a Xeriscaped landscape with Xeric plants that are drought-tolerant plants, not requiring much attention or water once established. Heat-tolerant too, they thrive in tough conditions.
Installing French drains or gravel to help with soggy garden soil, sometimes only goes so far. You can either berm your area to lift your plant root system above the water table, or you can work with what you have and just add water plants suited to those conditions.
Soothing greens and tidy plant groupings create something a bit different, yet unique! Utilizing a monochromatic color scheme or symmetrically spaced plants - a formal planting gives any landscape design or plant assortment a clean, polished appearance.
Perhaps your problem area isn’t in the middle of your terrace, maybe it’s on the edge or against your foundation. So go vertical with your garden planting! Add a trellis or arch for vines.
Even if your problem area is not against a wall, you can add privacy to your space! By growing upright!
Want a double-duty garden? Use plants that also produce tasty fruit and vegetables instead of landscaping plants.
Create a garden haven right in the middle of the pavement desert! Plants, sculptures, water features, and mulch or decorative rock - and imagination - are all you need for a green spot right in the middle of a desert of brick!
You can create something spectacular and unique without hiring a landscape architect! Let Nature Hills Nursery help you turn problem spots into beautiful, functional nooks! Give us a call so we can help you create your own backyard Oasis!