Choosing the Right Plants for a Concrete Patio

A patio is that one sweet spot in your backyard where you could enjoy the outdoors without compromising your privacy. One great way to make it an ideal place is to add plants and make a mini garden around it. Not only will it become more appealing but it also brings you closer to nature. But, what if you have a concrete patio?

Fortunately, it is possible to have plants even without surrounding soil for planting. Pots and other types of containers can provide enough room for plants to thrive on your patio. What you need now is to determine which plants you should integrate into your outdoor living space.

Sunny or Shady Patio?

It is important to consider if your patio gets enough sun or not. Some plants need sunlight while some can thrive even in the shade.

Water Supply

Is there a nearby place where you can get water to water your plants? If you have to carry pails of water every day to keep your plants alive, you better reconsider the type of plants you have. There are those that do not require as much water as others.

Maintenance

Having plants come with responsibilities. If you think you won’t have enough time to carefully trim or water your plants, do not choose fast-growing plants or orchids. Take 10 minutes of your time every day to check on your plants, making sure that they look great, have enough water, and are free from any pests.

What You Want

What type of plants do you love? Some people want flowers because they love how it makes the patio look colorful and dreamy. If you are more the herb type, there is a wide selection of herbs to choose from. If you love to cook, why not plant some edibles? It does not have to be something fancy. Onion, garlic, lemongrass, and ginger are cooking necessities you can plant and they are very easy to maintain.

If you have a small space, do not put tall and spreading plants in the patio. These will eat up so much space and make your patio seem a bit smaller and less spacious than it really is. If you have kids and pets, make sure to set up your plants so that they can see them but they can’t touch or reach them. Hanging plants will be ideal for this kind of setup.