Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:42:37 AM by Annick Regnard. Patio. Every garden needs a patio, somewhere to sit and reflect, enjoy your garden, entertain and relax. Often, a patio will be the focal point of a garden so it is important to not only get your patio design right, but to also use the right materials! Bricks, concrete and pebbles can be used, but often the most popular choice is flagstones as they are generally flat and durable.
Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:50:41 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 Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:50:25 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Decide how you want to use the patio. Is the patio mainly for alfresco dining or sunbathing or relaxing with a book or all three? The intended use will dictate the size and location of the patio. A patio mainly for dining is best placed where there is some shade so that diners can keep cool on warmer days and seek the sun when the weather is cooler. A patio intended mainly for sunbathing needs to be in a spot where it's sunny all day. If you want young children to safely use the patio, it needs to be somewhere you can see them from the house.
Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:48:22 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Whatever your patio arrangement is, that particular layout should help to determine what your patio chairs selection is and how that selection can compliment your other patio furniture and arrangements. If your patio needs bar seating, consider the average age of your guests and how long they will be sitting in the seats. A swivel patio chair with arms and cushions may work well at an indoor patio bar whereas a wrought iron patio chair without arms and stationary might work best for an outdoor patio that is frequently exposed to the natural elements such as the sun, wind and rain.
Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:45:19 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. When the warm summer months are coming to a close and you start to see the leaves turn and drift to the ground, it is time to start preparing your patio furniture for winter storage. While it is always difficult to close up that umbrella and acknowledge that it is your last dinner on the patio for the season, a little planning can make sure you will be able to enjoy your patio furniture set for many years to come.
Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:42:37 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Give consideration as to what you will be using your patio for, and what type and size of patio furniture or ornaments are going to be placed on your patio area. I have often seen people build patios which are going to be used as a family eating area, only for the whole patio to be swamped when a family table is placed on it, making it difficult for people to manoeuvre round the table and leaving absolutely no room for anything else such as pots, ornaments or seating. If you intend to entertain on your patio or eat as a family on it, make sure that your patio is big enough! There is nothing worse than designing and building your patio, only to discover it is too small as does not meet your needs!
Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 05:40:15 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. 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 30th 2018, 05:39:56 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. 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.