A patio is a must be for every house that has a garden, the garden would be empty without a patio. You can have a readymade patio or even make your own with inexpensive material and still have the same outcome, you end up with a place where you can rest and watch your beautiful flower garden.
When you start designing a patio there are some things you have to consider. Firstly you have to decide on what it is that you want from your patio. You have to contemplate on how many people will be occupying it, when you will be using it, how you will be using it.
Once you have decided what you want, you have to take some measurements to know your space so that you figure out more or less what you can do with the space. Now you can start drawing up a rough plan. Doing a sketch to scale will be very helpful, it will help you to fit the patio in at the convenient size.
Once you have chosen what you want the completed patio to look like, you can choose the materials according to your preferences. Many materials can be used to build a patio, for example, you can make it with brick, concrete, gravel etc. You can decorate your patio with umbrellas, gazebos, fancy outdoor furniture etc., all you have to do is decide on what you want.
Choose a couple of plants that you like which you place around the sides to liven it up and give your patio a little kick. When choosing the plants find out how big the plants will get, and how much pruning they will need. You can place your plants in nice pots, or plant them neatly around the edges of the patio, or hang them up so that they drape down the sides of the patio.