A patio gives your garden another area in which to enjoy, sit back and relax. Now that we’re enjoying much nicer weather here in the UK, you want to make sure your garden and lawn is looking its best. In summer, it is best to adjust your mower’s blade settings so that you can have longer grass height. This will reduce pressure on the lawn and keep it greener and healthier. Keep watering your lawn as required, but make sure to do it early in the morning or late at night to avoid evaporation. Once your lawn care is in tip-top shape, your next plan should move onto the patio to ensure it is looking its best and giving you and your family a nice space to enjoy. You might already have a patio area that you’re looking to spruce up, or you might be starting from scratch. Whatever stage you’re at, read on for more garden patio ideas.
Starting from Scratch with your Garden Patio
There are a wide range of designs and styles that you can choose when you’re first looking to install a patio in your garden. You might want to go for simple and minimalist, or you might want something a little more bespoke and intricate. There are many benefits to having this area in the garden, as it takes less maintenance and it provides a point of interest for guests and family to enjoy. First, you need to think of the size of your garden and how much space you’re willing to give up. Even if you have a small garden, you can still add a patio without it taking up too much space. Think about what you’ll use the patio for and work from there.
The main types of patio include: split level, brick patio, mosaic, natural stone, rounded, square, paved slab or a mixed design of any of the aforementioned styles. Your most cost effective is the square poured concrete patio, and a square-shaped patio is commonly found in many gardens. If you want something more extravagant that will draw attention, we would recommend mosaic or natural stone, but those come with a higher price tag.
Spruce Up Your Patio
If you already have a patio laid in your garden, but you’re looking for ways to make it more enjoyable, aesthetically pleasing or modern, then you’ve come to the right place! There are lots of things you can do to improve the look and style of your patio.
Introduce a new colour scheme into your garden by adding soft layers and textures to your patio. If you have a seating area, why not include some throw cushions and blankets for people to enjoy into the summer evening. Pick out a colour palette and keep all of your accessories in similar variations of that colour. This will not only make your patio look more stylish, but it will also make it more comfortable for those summer parties or BBQs.
You could introduce some lanterns or garden lighting to add some ambience and style. This could be as simple as a string of fairly lights canopied across the top, strung between trees, or it could come in the form of opulent glass lanterns. Keep it as simple or as lavish as you like.
If your garden furniture is looking a little dated, it might be time for a refresh. Instead of buying new, why not sand down and repaint your furniture in a modern, stylish neutral, white or grey? This will make your patio feel completely new with just the cost of a can of paint. Just make sure that you choose a paint that will withstand rain and adverse weather.
Hard Surface Weed Control
In the spring and summer time you will start to notice more and more weeds and plants growing in the areas of your garden with hard surfaces, like your patio. This can be unsightly and make the experience of sitting on the patio not quite as nice. Here at Greensleeves Lawn Care we have a treatment that will tackle the weeds on your hard surfaces. This will not only tackle the weeds themselves but it will prevent regrowth so you can enjoy a weed-free patio for longer. This treatment can be carried out at the same time as your regular treatment, making it quick and effective.