While we’re busy feeding our lawns and creating colourful beds of planting, our patio areas are sometimes seen as dead spaces that often get neglected. If you have such a space and are struggling to get inspired, then here are some great ways that you can spruce up your patio on a limited budget.
Make it an Al-Fresco dining area
You don’t have to install the very latest outdoor kitchen to have a fully functional outdoor dining area. A simple Barbecue or grill will do. Add an outside dining table and a few chairs and it can bring your space alive. Why not add a patio heater so that you can use it all year round. If the space is small, then even a simple two-seater bistro set will create the look perfectly.
Create another room
If your patio area is close to your property then why not make it an extension of your inside space!For a relatively low amount of money you can fit a patio enclosure and screen the area off from unwanted insects then put in a well placed day-bed or recliners to make a thoroughly relaxing room.
Don’t forget your planting
By embracing container gardening your patio area can become awash with vibrant colours and scents of a wide variety of plants. If you want to keep the cost down, then look for colourful annuals or hardy perennials. Alternatively why not grow some herbs in a planter so you have your own mini-kitchen garden. How about tomatoes in a grow bag, or strawberry plants in a hanging basket. Whatever you decide, have fun with it!
Light it up
The right lighting can make a world of difference to your area. Whether it’s solar lighting, wall lighting on the side of the property, or even some great looking candles it doesn’t have to cost you the earth
Give it a spring clean
If your patio area has been somewhat neglected in recent years then chances are that this is where you keep your ‘stuff.’ This might include half empty compost sacks, old plant pots, garden tools, bottles of weed killer, and plant feed. In fact you name it, it’s probably here right? Why not get yourself a small waterproof storage container and clear it all away. Once all the clutter has been dispensed with, then give it a good sweep. If it’s still looking a little dull then consider using a specialist patio cleaner to really bring out the best in your patio paving.
So there you have it, 5 top tips to sprucing up your patio area! Here at Down Under Screens as well as dispensing good advice we also fit insect screens and patio enclosures to your specifications. If you really want to enjoy the best that summer brings in your very own insect free space then contact us on 07 3807 3355 and let us give you a free, no obligation quote.