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Accessorize Your Patio with Plants!

Are you looking to transform your custom outdoor patio into an intimate space for you and your guests?

Balancing function with style can be challenging with so many ideas and options available today, that is why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks that will give you the outdoor space that fits your lifestyle and enhances the appearance of your custom outdoor patio.

It’s Time to Accessorize with Patio Plants

A patio without plants is like a Kool-Aid without sugar, bread without butter, one without the other is just not as enjoyable. At Affordable Shade Patio Covers, we want you to get the most out of your patio.  Adding life to your outdoor space in the form of plants will enhance the aesthetics and invite relaxation if done correctly while softening the hardscape qualities of your patio.

There are many ways to add greenery and color to your covered outside space, but we have found the easiest way to integrate plants without breaking the bank is the use of pots and containers.


Container gardens are portable and easy to maintain with many different colors and style options available to fit your needs. Additionally, potted plants make it easy to move inside in the event a freeze happens in Houston (yes, we know – a freeze is a rare event!).

Additionally, if placed in the right areas, plants can help establish parameters and pathways along your custom outdoor patio.

It’s Tree Time!

More significant, more permanent plants, like trees, can be a great way to add character and shade but there are a few things to consider before planting trees near your custom outdoor patio:

If the goal is shade, the height of the tree selection when it is fully matured is essential. Choosing a tree that grows too tall, may cause problems with your patio cover if not trimmed consistently.

All trees have roots, but some trees have root systems that are more aggressive than others. Those with root systems that branch out far may disturb your patio foundation in future years.

Trees that are evergreen and easy to maintain are your best bet for your patio. After all, you want to enjoy your outdoor space, and not have to clean up leaves and branches from an overburdensome tree continually.

It is best to talk to your local nursery about the best kinds of trees for a patio.  But, here are a few of our favorites; Japanese Maple and Sunburst Honey Locust.

Decorative Water Features

In cultures all around the globe, water has been linked to relaxation.  So, it is only natural that water feature options be considered when landscaping your custom outdoor patio.

Decorative garden fountains come in all shapes and sizes, from small to elaborate.  You can purchase different designs and styles from home improvement stores and nurseries or try your skill at a DIY project.  Either way, incorporating a water element into your custom outdoor patio is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.