Easy patio entry Decorative and functional, a dry-laid flagstone and mulch path leads the way to a patio retreat. A border of ferns and red-flowered Cuphea ignea creates a leafy entry. In the back planter, a tall mallow hedge screens a vegetable garden.
Gravel around the foundation for drainage, plant shrubs along to help soak up water. Like the idea of the large rock to prevent erosion from the water spicket. Maybe a few cool pots or barrels with plants too? I like :) side yard idea!
Outdoor Ornaments Fill French galvanized buckets with seasonal evergreens -- we used 'Blue Star' juniper (center) and 'Rheingold' arborvitae -- to display outside. Trim the buckets with small ornaments strung onto tinsel.
Porches and Patios: Small Side Patio - Porch and Patio Design Inspiration - Southern Living - The pebbled border adds texture in this cozy side-yard path and patio. A pair of planters and a bench half-way down the path breaks up the space.
Do this in the side yard…. perfect clean out gravel and do plant leaf stepping stones…. Seriously doesnt get much better than this! From the brick patio, rock garden ferns, hostas, garden path complete with trellis arch….I sooo want to do this in my yard!