Published at Saturday, August 04th 2018, 07:09:23 AM by Gaston Lemaigre. Patio. When it comes to installing a patio, there is more to it than just blocking off a chunk of your yard and pouring down cement. These days there are many different styles, paving materials, uses, and sizes of patios. Before you start on your patio, you need to consider the shape and size of your property, how you intend to use your patio, and the style of your home and garden. From there you can determine Placement, Shape, Size, and Paving Materials for your patio.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:25 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. When deciding where to place your patio, it is very important to consider multiple aspects and ask yourself a few questions. What is the purpose for your patio? Do you intend to entertain large groups of people, or host intimate gatherings? Depending on the purpose of your patio, you then need to consider the proximity to your home. If you are installing a fireplace or fire pit, you need to make sure there is a good distance between your home and where the fire will be contained. You need to look at the available space in your yard. An over-sized patio will overtake a smaller yard. Another consideration is the amount of sun or shade you desire. If you plan to use your patio for sunbathing, you need to make sure it is in a sunny spot.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:15 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Patio designs incorporating built-in seating with pergolas and outdoor fireplaces look very chic and transform the patio into an outdoor room. It is also a great way to make use of all available space in a very small garden. This solution is convenient if you don't want to shuffle around with garden furniture. However, the position of the seating is fixed and restricts how you can use the patio. The space is less flexible as seating cannot be varied to turn a dining area into a lounging area.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:11 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Most patio furniture is designed to withstand years of exposure to heat, rain, a little wind, and the sun. However, the harsh ice, snow, and wind that generally arrive during the winter months can dramatically shorten the life of your patio furniture. The following tips involve a little elbow grease and possibly some minimal purchases that will effectively minimize the wear and tear on your patio furniture during the winter months.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:09 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Do not wait for your patio to get dirty as debris, dust, and animal droppings will quickly make it a mess. Routinely clean your patio, to ensure that these various problems to not creep up on you. Clean your patio by either sweeping or moping the floor. Also be sure to wipe down the furniture and change dirty fabrics such as table clothes
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:04 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Growing plants: there are many of us who find ourselves with homes that have no gardens, but who still endeavor to grow some domestic plants. And whilst there are some indoors plants that can be grown, these don't tend to provide the 'image' we yearn for: which in most cases can only be provided by outdoors plants, grown with natural light and integrated to the natural surroundings. In the absence of a garden, the patio would be the ideal place to grow such plants. A patio tends to be semi-enclosed, meaning that the plants will get natural light and be growing in a natural setting (save for the fact that they may have to be potted). And the most beautiful thing here is the fact that using the patio to grow such plants wouldn't make it unsuitable for other purposes. If anything, it is one of the things you may need to do, in rehabilitating it to make it suitable for other purposes such as relaxing.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:02 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Stay up to date with the latest styles and designs so that your patio does not grow out of style. Check out the various magazines or online photos of various patios and see which one you like best. Don't be afraid to experiment! Remember it is your patio and you might as well make it the way you like so you can truly enjoy it
Published at Monday, July 09th 2018, 23:30:22 PM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Shapes of patios are: Square, Circular, or Free-form. Square patios are the most common and can blend well with formal or contemporary gardens. If you like to entertain a lot of people, a large square or rectangular patio is a great way to go. Circular patios can either be a full circle or a half circle. The full circle patio is generally independent of other hardscapes and usually feature a focal point. Half circle patios abut either a building, such as your home, or another hardscape form, like a garden wall. Circular patios blend well into landscapes since there are no hard edges that stand out. Free-form patios are asymmetrical, less predictable, and great for more informal gardens.