Smart Ways to Perk Up Your Patio

Let there be light. Keeping a patio tree’s canopy open allows space and light for plants below to thrive. Photo: Joshua McCullough

The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but for most of us, the patio is the center of the backyard. To bring out the best in this important piece of real estate, consider a thoughtfully planned border. The right mix of plants will engage the senses and turn your patio into a garden oasis. Learn to think like a garden designer, and use the below tips to perk up your patio.