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Tue, Jun 29th, 2021

Using Outdoor Artificial Plants to Make Your Patio Beautiful (And Private!)

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One thing that most homeowners have in common is the desire to have a gorgeous lawn and garden. However, this can fall by the wayside when it becomes apparent that caring for plants can be a full-time job. You have to make sure everything is watered with real plants while handling the weeding and pruning that ensures the plants look their best.

On the other hand, incorporating outdoor artificial plants into a space can remove all of that maintenance while still providing the visual appeal you want in your home’s garden. You can enjoy an evergreen space with vibrant colours and avoid the watering, weeding, and pruning that real plants require.

Why outdoor artificial plants? Because they are a simple way to get the aesthetic you want. Pests aren’t going to cause your plants to get sick or die. You don’t have to worry about whether you have the right combination of sun and shade. The only maintenance you need is cleaning the plants on occasion and some shaping to ensure your artificial plants look their best.

Ready to build an outdoor garden you can be proud of? Follow the steps below or contact our sales team to help you create the outdoor space you desire!

Start with a Plan

Think of the outdoor space like you would a room in your home. First, create a plan for what you want it to look like. Consider themes, colours, and details that matter to you. Then, decide how you want to use the space and where the plants will be placed.

Once you have this information, draw a plan that includes the sizes and types of outdoor artificial plants you want to use. Then, get containers for them and make sure they complement the other items in your garden or on your patio.

Use Varied Sizes of Containers

Use varied sized containers

Contrast makes a space look more appealing, and you can easily incorporate that in your yard with varied sizes of containers. For example, choose containers of three to five sizes as a corner to a patio or porch if you want a focal point. You can even select plants already in containers that stand out to make things simple.

While the plant selection is important, you also want to be sure that you choose planters that are the right size and shape to make them look their best.

Go Crazy with Colours

If your garden plan focuses largely on things like shrubs and trees, you might want to go with colourful containers with fun designs. This can add a touch of whimsy to your space. In addition, brightly coloured containers are a great way to add vibrancy to areas like concrete patios or wooden decks.

Build a Privacy Screen

outdoor artificial plants for privacy
Consider incorporating tall outdoor artificial plants into your plan if you want a private and tranquil space. This is an excellent choice near your pool deck, around your porch, or surrounding your patio. With artificial plants and flowers, you don’t need to focus on whether the plants will get tall enough or become too tall. Instead, buy the perfect size, and it will stay the same for years to come.

Try a Combination of Live and Artificial Plants

One of the best things about high-quality outdoor artificial plants is that they can pair well with real plants. Most people won’t be able to tell the difference between the two. So you can add a variety of artificial plants with a few live plants to get the authentic aroma of your favourite flowers and trees without all the maintenance.

Build containers of faux and live plants along the edge of a deck or mix both real and artificial plants in the same container to get excellent visual appeal.

Remember the Outdoor Table

Most people enjoy having a table outside for dining and socializing, so don’t forget that when choosing your outdoor artificial plants. You can choose a faux flower arrangement to sit on the table. It will add life and colour to your living area without bringing in bugs when you are trying to enjoy a plate of barbecue.

When choosing an arrangement for the table, make sure it’s a short size. This ensures everyone can look at each other while chatting without needing to move the blooms out of the way.

Don’t Forget the Perimeter

Artificial greenery on the edges of outdoor spaces

The best spot for plants is on the edges of your outdoor space. It creates a visual indication of where the area ends and can help keep your walkways clear. Outdoor artificial plants can also be used along the edge of pool decks to prevent leaves from ending up in the water, something that can cut down on additional water maintenance.

Just remember, when choosing the perfect outdoor faux plants, you should select varieties that are resistant to UV rays. Rotating the plants three or four times a year will also ensure the sun hits different areas so that fading isn’t an issue. Use these steps to build the garden of your imagination and complete your dream home!


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