Garden DetailShow Menu

Backyard Patio


Name: Backyard Patio

Open to the public? No


USDA Hardiness Zone:

Extension Demonstration Garden? No

Approximate year the garden/landscape was established:

What to look for: From the patio, one has expansive views of trees, shrubs, and flowering ornamentals. A short stroll up the rustic stone steps leads to the plants and a seating area at the top of the gentle slope. This landscape has a large variety of plants including soft touch compact holly, peony, blue lake juniper, and roses.

A retaining wall prevents soil erosion onto the deck and provides easy access to the low perennials near the wall. This design takes advantage of the slope above the patio to display plants, which help stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. The steps add interest as well as provide access to the upper garden and seating area.

A mulch of pine straw suppresses weeds and is attractive.