Landscaping your patio has two purposes. First, it will improve the look of your outdoor living area. Second, it also offers an additional function. In most cases, the 4 elements of functionality are low-maintenance, comfort, safety, and privacy.

Here are several things that you can add to improve your patio construction Hastings:

Patio Plants

If your deck or patio is not furnished with accessories and plants, it is rather uninviting. Plants certainly add life into your deck and patio since it softens the hardscape elements. Thus, it makes it inviting for any people to simply sit down and relax.

While there are a lot of ways to add patio plants, using container gardens is one of the simplest ways to implement plants into your patio or deck. You can easily grow flowers during summer and move them inside during winter since they are portable. In addition to that, you can grow anything in them. Since plants can hide a lot of imperfections, it will help you prevent expensive projects of getting rid of an old patio and installing a new one.

Selecting the Right Tree

Trees can cause huge issues. The biggest forms of landscape plants are trees. Thus, tree selection is one thing you certainly should get right.

  • You can pick a tree that has an intermediate height at maturity if you want a tree shade for your deck or patio.
  • Japanese maples provide you ideal options for trees with intermediate height.
  • Select trees that you can easily clean to lower maintenance.
  • Do not install trees with strong root systems.

Based on the nature of their root systems, several plants are worse/better compared to others when growing around septic tanks. These types of plants are bad/good options for patio landscaping.

Also, you have to consider if the tree is messy or not. One of the trees that produce a lot of mess is an eastern white pine. On the other hand, one of the trees that produce less mess is a sunburst honey locust.


Comfort is one feature of patio functionality. This is where pools come in. However, you have to choose if you are ready with the additional maintenance that is included when you install pools. In addition to that, if you’ve got small kids, there is a safety issue you have to consider.

Small Decorative Water Features

Small decorative water features are more manageable compared to pools. However, you cannot swim in them. Still, the sound made by the waters provides relaxation. You can either choose clay pot fountains, granite fountains, and ceramic fountains.


Vertical features can be implemented in a lot of methods. If you include them in your patio, you can open up an entirely another dimension. This makes your outdoor living area much more appealing. For those who have no idea, a pergola is the option with the huge influence. Also, since pergolas can be covered to improve your outdoor comfort level by offering shade, it is the choice with the best functionality.