Where should a patio be placed in a garden?
Common locations for patios include areas directly off the back or side of the house, allowing you to step out of the house and onto your patio. Many people also choose to set up a garden patio with a small seating area. You may also want to add garden paving to build boundaries around the garden.
How do I design my small garden?
Create your very own secret garden with hidden areas and cosy hideaways. Divide your garden into sections, using bamboo screens, trellis or walls of foliage and decorate each area with different plants and garden furniture. These are perfect for hiding small seating areas and comfy garden getaways.
Which is cheaper patio or decking?
Patios are generally less expensive than decks, but the ROI on a new deck addition runs greater than one on a patio. However, both additions can offer a great experience depending on what you’re looking for.
What can I use instead of paving slabs?
Gravel. Gravel is one of the cheapest and easiest alternatives to paving slabs. Most often used for footpaths and driveways, aggregates used for gravel are available in a wide variety of sizes and colours for a range of different finishes. Whilst cost-effective, gravel is by no means a low maintenance option.
What can I do with a very small garden?
Small garden ideas
- Add a gallery wall. Image credit: FuturePLC/Tim Young.
- Create a mini outdoor kitchen. Image credit: FuturePLC/Tim Young.
- Double your space.
- Create a kids corner.
- Set up a private bar.
- Hang furniture to free up floorspace.
- Make a small space work harder.
- Enliven the space with colour.
Is garden decking a good idea?
Decking is absolutely ideal if your garden is uneven or on a slope. It’s great for levelling out awkward spaces or sloping gardens, as it’s built on a structure. It can also have split levels and include steps.