How to Landscape Around an Outdoor Kitchen
Installing an outdoor kitchen will do wonders to a space in your backyard, creating an environment where family can gather and meals are shared. Giving your backyard a makeover truly adds value and an appeal to your home. But, after the outdoor rated appliances are installed and your patio furniture is set, what is there left to do? Learning how to landscape around an outdoor kitchen will tie in the final project and leave guests in awe.
If you choose to cover your outdoor kitchen with a pergola, consider adding a little greenery to the support beams. Height-loving vines, such as Boston Ivy or Morning Glory, add a natural zen to the space while introducing color. It’s important to research plants before bringing them into your area, as some Ivy cling their roots to the surface which can damage wood and brick.
Container gardening is perfect for homeowners who are interested in gardening but don’t fancy the idea of plowing up their lawn. A couple well-placed planters are an easy way to add life to an outdoor space. Adding various sized plants into the same spot brings a texture without the mess.
Perhaps you have a patch of of lawn along a fence or in the corner that looks bland and boring. Creating an area for a small rock garden exaggerates the space in an effortless way and offers a variation on outdoor decor. This project is perfect for those who crave a fun DIY. If you are looking to divide your backyard, consider installing stone or gravel pathways for guests to easily access the space.
The backyard is such a versatile and actively utilized area of the property, it’s important to really put some thought and effort into maintaining it. An outdoor kitchen is a perfect centerpiece for gathering in the backyard and really comes alive with proper landscaping and vegetation around it, so that the kitchen feels like it’s supposed to be there surrounded by the outdoors.
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