Tips for Executing Patio Packs

Planters filled with greenery or flowers add pizzazz to your patio, especially when you mix and match containers to create a stunning scene. Here are some tips from Southern Patio:

  • Consider the size of your space. Huge containers on a small patio can overwhelm the space. On the other hand, little containers won’t fill out a large space. Chose a variety of container sizes and shapes to complement your area.
  • Determine how much sunlight your patio gets during the day; this will determine what types of plants will grow best.
  • Also, be sure to match the plants and containers. A tall plant in a small planter looks awkward. Tiny plants in a larger planter can look dwarfed.
  • There are ways to create different looks in the space. Different sized and shaped containers all the same finish or color give your patio a clean, sophisticated look. A variety of finishes sizes and shapes lends an eclectic air.
  • To get a sense of how the plants and planters will look in your space, first do a dry run. Place the plants in the containers without soil. That way you can switch the plants and planters if necessary. It also makes them easier to move around.

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Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons.


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