Project 5Contemporary Patio, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Come to a compromiseSmall gardens often provoke a tough choice: paving or grass? With limited room, and the need to use what little outside space you have for drinks and alfresco meals in the warmer months, paving, tiles or decked floors often feel like the only way to go. A small patch of lawn seems like a luxury you just can’t fit in, as do large beds, which only encroach on the already limited floor space. But how about this idea – a mainly paved garden with a verdant patch growing in the middle of it? Surely the best of both worlds!If landscaping in a feature like this isn’t an option, research wildflowers, grasses, ferns and other billowy plants that suit the sunlight levels in your patch. Now consider the idea of letting them grow in giant but shallow planters, potentially ones on wheels if your space needs the flexibility. Et voila, your own portable flowerbeds…Do you plan to revamp your outside space this year? If so, share your ideabooks with us and other Houzz users in the Comments below.