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3 Ways to Transform Your Patio

A patio is a great addition to your home, it provides a space for entertaining, is visually appealing, and adds value to your property. It can be used for so many different moments and activities, so making sure it looks good is important.

We have included 3 ways that you can transform your patio in time for next summer:

  • Incorporate Varying Heights

  • Create a Dining Nook

  • Fill Empty Space with Plant Life

1. Incorporate Varying Heights

  • Seating Walls - Include a seating wall around the edge of your landscape or around the fire pit. These hardscape structures allow more guests to fit comfortably while creating defined spaces and requiring less need for additional furniture. Seating walls coordinate well with curved designs and can help create a cozy environment.

  • Raised Garden Beds – Raised beds throughout your landscape make an ideal addition to your backyard. Making gardens more accessible for care, preventing potential pest problems, and keeps pathways clear of soil.

  • Build Down Instead of Up - Having a sunken patio that steps you below ground level can offer more privacy and relaxation than most, turning your backyard into a peaceful retreat. Large patio design can incorporate a combination of ground level and sunken patio spaces for a more dramatic effect.


2.  Create a Dining Nook

Whether you use your patio to entertain guests or as a place to watch the sun rise, chances are you could benefit from creating a dining space. Having a designated area for dining makes the space feel casual and welcoming. You can make the space elaborate with a built-in grill and high-top table or more casual with a table surrounded by a low seating wall. Regardless of what you pick, you won’t regret it!


3. Fill Empty Space With Plant Life

One of the biggest landscaping faux pas is forgetting about landscaping around your new patio space. Adding plants provides you with numerous health benefits as well as bringing pops of color to your outdoor space. Strategically placed large shrubs provide privacy and well thought out garden beds can increase your homes curb appeal, not to mention helping to soften the edges of the patio to make the space more inviting.

Whether you’re starting with a blank slate or looking improve what you already have, Landscapes By Terra has the expertise to bring your vision to life!

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