Here are some winning solutions to typical problems faced by those with limited outdoor space. Learn how to turn unusual spaces into a potted patio, how to transform a backyard or front yard into worlds of color and how to turn a deck into a splash of beauty and fragrance.
Problem: Your patio is shapeless and plain.
Solution: Bright & bold colors are the answer. Turn a small area just off the back of your home into a cherry spot to enjoy an abundance of over sized potted flowers. Pot up some lush green plants that will accent the color. Use some bright seat cushions on your chairs or paint them a intense color with lots of pop.
Problem: A yard of only grass.
Solution: Prepare different areas with soil & color.
If you find your yard is only green grass and you need to add some character and style then the easiest way is to cut patches into the grass and plant some color. Remove the sod and turn the soil to aerate it. Amend the soil with fertilizer and then place the potted flowers in the areas that you will plant them. That way you can see the pattern before you plant. Spread the flowers with green plants and add some rocks for added eye appeal. Place garden art around the plants. Don't cut sod into straight lines but rather a soft flowing pattern.
Problem: Deck looks bare.
Solution: Use seating & planters to add character to the patio even during the winter months. Place patio furniture that can sit out all year long on the patio even during the months when not in use. The visual effect can not be diminished. Use large pots to take up empty corners and fill them with plants & colorful flowers. Flowering plants in bright colors add a lot to any space.
Give these simple steps a try and tell us how they worked for you!