Connecting with nature is one of the many joys that come with a deck or patio. Plants on your outdoor living space bring life, a connection to the seasons, and improves the overall aesthetic of your deck or patio. There are various ways you can incorporate plants into your outdoor living space. But one thing is for sure — your plants will need plenty of sun and water to thrive. Consider these deck or patio add-ons to ensure that your plants are well taken care of in the long run.
Adding standalone pots to your deck is one of the easiest ways to incorporate plants into your deck or patio. The best part about using standalone pots is that you can play with a variety of sized plants. Incorporate big pots, little pots, and medium pots to create a truly unique deck or patio aesthetic. You can also use different colored pots and materials to add personality and appeal to your outdoor space.
Built-in Bench and Planters
One add-on that is great for plant lovers is a built-in bench and planter. This popular design is a great choice because it gives you space to sit down and, quite literally, enjoy the roses (or other plants you decide to grow). The greenery provides a great natural design element while also anchoring your seating areas visually. It’s also easy to access and tend to your plants with this design.
Standalone Corner Box
Another way to incorporate plants into your deck or patio is to build a standalone corner box or feature. This is a nice way to create separate sections on your deck or optimize your outdoor kitchen space by growing fresh herbs and vegetables. Your standalone plant box doesn’t even have to be a box at all. You can choose to build it in a variety of ways, and they all have the potential to look great in your outdoor space.
Have you thought about adding planters to your deck? Even if you already have a deck, it’s not too late to add complementary planters to your design. You can build planters around the edge of your deck or patio to create a stunning border. If you have a taller deck, consider adding tall plants to your botanical borders. Additionally, don’t be afraid to play around with colorful plants.
Start Designing with North American Deck and Patio
If you’re ready to build a deck fit for a miniature botanical garden or want to add a few built-ins to house some of your plants on your existing deck or patio, the decking experts at North American Deck and Patio are here to help. We’ll listen to your ideas, make recommendations based on a variety of factors, and seamlessly execute the design plans. Contact us today to request your FREE consultation.