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Tips to Improve Your Patio or Garden

Are you currently looking to improve your patio or garden? Here are ten simple tips to really make the most of it:

Give it a power clean

First of all, make sure your patio slabs are as clean as they can be! This may call for a professional power clean. Once you've given your patio a thorough cleanse, consider investing in a sealer. This will make hosing off your patio easier in the future.

Get landscaping

Once the patio itself is sorted, think outside the patio parameters and get creative with your garden landscaping. You can enhance your patio by enclosing it with beautiful flower beds or ensure that your adjoining lawn is luscious and sprawling.

Build a concrete wall seat

Surround your patio with practical seating whilst providing a barrier between your patio area and the rest of your garden. A wall seat is basically a low retaining wall which is built at seat height and designed with both comfort and style in mind. Or add a deep seating set from Velago for more comfort.

Buy baskets

Hanging baskets are a nice feature when dangling over your patio. Affix to the walls of your home and fill with the foliage of your choice. Oversized hanging baskets and floral spheres can add contemporary drama.

Make it musical

Add colourful wind chimes or other ornaments that make a delicate and relaxing sound in the breeze. Plus, set-up a speaker system so you can enjoy music whilst you're eating al fresco. You can now get clever, camouflage sound systems which look like rocks and stones, ideal for hiding in your patio flower border.

Add a calming water feature

Your patio should be a soothing space on which to dine, sunbathe or sit and enjoy a good book. Enhance the relaxation of your patio with the addition of a calming water feature. There are many different styles and sizes of water features on the market, tailored to suit your garden. You might want a large-scale fountain? Or perhaps a gentle waterfall that trickles over stones?

Clean up your home front

No matter how much work you spend on your patio, if your home fascia isn't up to scratch then time spent out on your garden patio is going to be tainted by its exterior imperfection. There are several things you can do to make sure your home is looking smart:

Start by checking any outer plumbing that needs attention, for example, sort out any hanging guttering Add a lick of fresh paint to any shabby doors or window frames Clean – or even upgrade – your windows.

Add a fire pit

Get ready for the summer season with a brick barbeque or fire pit. These can be built with bricks, boulders or flagstones – any stone material that compliments your patio flooring.

Create evening atmosphere with lighting

Increase the functionality of your garden with exterior lighting and soon you will be able to enjoy your patio both day and night. Solar lighting is the most popular form of patio lighting at the moment. You can opt for inbuilt up-lights on the floor or standing lamps which can be stood around your patio border. For a magical ambiance, opt for solar powered fairy lights which add a delicate twinkle of an evening.

Go for a covering trellis

Add a shady cover to your patio space with an open trellis roof made from wood. Provide extra coverage by growing a delicate vine overhead.

This article is provided by Isabella Ramos. She writes for a double glazing provider in Derby.?

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