Plants are a great way to breathe some life back into outdoor living and they’ll easily soften hard landscaping in the garden. Pretty up your patio with pots or opt for ornamentation on the driveway. Not only will it add flair but also a little care to your outside spaces.
Paving your garden can be really functional for everyday use. It cuts down on mud and debris being dragged into the house and provides a space for relaxing year-round, and for kids to play outside on a solid surface. But it’s best to strike a balance between the hard landscaping and the green growth you’ve got in place.
Plants offer a multitude of benefits. For one, planting them in the ground leaves a porous surface for rainwater to filter through, but they also give homes shelter and insulation and even keep our air clean by storing carbon and releasing oxygen. So, clever planting in and around patios is the key to getting the best of both worlds; functionality and form.