(Get It September 2019)                                 

Transforming a small garden patio into a retreat.

Transforming a small garden patio into a retreat.  With the right accessories and plants, even the smallest garden patio can become an inviting, private escape. Try these ideas to transform your underused patio into a secluded oasis for lounging and entertaining. Garden screens add a stylish touch to your garden patio and beautifully define the space.

  1. Assessment and Planning:
    • Evaluate the current state of your patio, considering its size, layout, and existing features.
    • Identify the purpose of your retreat. Do you want a space for relaxation, entertaining, gardening, or a combination of these?
  2. Clear and Clean:
    • Remove any clutter, old furniture, or unnecessary items from the patio.
    • Clean the space thoroughly, including sweeping, power washing surfaces, and cleaning any outdoor furniture.
  3. Define Zones:
    • Plan different zones within the patio based on your needs. For example, create a seating area, a dining space, and a greenery zone.
    • Use outdoor rugs, planters, or low walls to visually separate these zones.
  4. Comfortable Seating:
    • Invest in comfortable outdoor furniture. Consider weather-resistant materials like teak or metal with proper cushions.
    • Arrange the seating to encourage conversation and relaxation.
  5. Greenery and Plants:
    • Introduce plants and flowers to add color, texture, and a sense of nature. Choose plants that thrive in your climate and are suitable for the available sunlight.
    • Use vertical gardening solutions like wall-mounted planters to maximize space.
    • Install outdoor lighting to extend the usability of the space into the evening.

Think vertical! If you don’t have enough space for numerous pots, consider a vertical garden. Hang small containers filled with lovely greenery from a wall or screen.
Create a wonderful atmosphere with lanterns or string lights.
Add a small water feature to make a big impact. You can even combine it with a bird feeder for an even greater effect.