When we bought our home, the patio was a mess; an Areca palm tree jungle mix with anything that will grow on them and with them. So we cut them all out and just left the mango tree to have a bigger area for the girls to play and where we can extend our house in a future. We replaced all the grass since what we had left from the previous owners were horrible patches of weed.
|Although the some materials and sizes changed, at the end the original concept evolved for the better.|
|Creating an edge around this area served as another opportunity to plant more succulents and agave (both available from Costa Farms here in Miami) and to emphasize the minimalist look of the design. After planting these I carefully placed gravel in some areas and small white pebbles in other.|
|Rustic plant pots add a textural drama to this area. They have the perfect size so I could plant more than one succulent.|
|Chillaxing around this area is now our new hobby!|
Costa Farms has kindly sponsored the majority of the plants used for this project. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products, you can always follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.
Stephanie -Casa WatkinsFebruary 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Beautiful!! Love the design and the succulents planted on the path. So lovely! Pinning!
Shavonda GardnerMarch 5, 2016 at 2:54 am
Omg this is fantastic Gloribell. I completely understand where you're coming from. Our backyard is a HOT MESS.I'm pretty sure MOST of the "grass" is weeds so we may need to have that assessed. I love your patio design. I've been wanting to do a paver and gravel patio for ours and now I'm convinced it's the way to go.:)
Gloribell LebronMarch 5, 2016 at 2:55 am
I'm so happy to have helped you decide. Let me know if you find yourself needing more information and thank you so much for the visit.
Daniel ConnerOctober 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm
Congrats to your newly transformed patio!
I thought that it's really wise of you to use concrete since it will be easier for you to make some more improvements on it.
You can use concrete coatings, overlays or stains in case you feel like doing so.
Well, good luck to your small paradise. Keep it up!