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Using a Patio Designer To Create the Perfect Environment for Intimate and Social Gatherings

Dec 30, 2013 | Patios

Now that the weather is getting colder, you may not be thinking about relaxing outdoors too much.  However, doesn’t that make it the perfect time to give your backyard a much-needed face lift?


Enjoying Spring and Summer in Your Backyard

Maybe you’ve been thinking about setting up a patio for some time but never got around to doing it.  If you take advantage of the colder months and get your patio set up, then it will be ready to go once spring comes around, and you can either lounge by yourself with a good book or invite friends over to show off your beautiful space.

Either way, a patio will enable you to enjoy the beautiful spring months when the flowers are blooming as well as provide a great place to get some sun or watch a game on TV with friends.


Using a Patio Designer to Create an Intimate Environment

If you’re going for the kind of place where you can hang out by yourself and just relax, you’ll probably want to create a more intimate environment.  This kind of patio and backyard can also prove to be a romantic spot for you to spend some quality time with your significant other.

You’ll need a cozy space with comfortable furniture, an intimate table for two and dim lighting in the evenings.  If you plan to spend a lot of time reading, you might want to get a hammock as well.

To create a more intimate environment, it’s nice when there are a lot of plants, little paths crisscrossing your backyard, fountains and ponds.  To add a touch of the picturesque, you can even have a small wooden bridge going over a pond.


Using a Patio Designer to Create an Environment for Socializing

If you’re going for the kind of place where you can invite friends, you’ll probably want a large table and a number of chairs.  Depending on the kind of cooking you plan to do, you can just have a grill outdoors or you can even design a mini-kitchen in a roofed-in nook of your backyard.
Paper lanterns, glass plates (as opposed to paper) and cloth napkins will complete the sophisticated look of your backyard and succeed in impressing all your guests.

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About the Author

Matt Johnson grew up in a family of landscapers and gardeners as the grandson of Raymond Johnson (Founder, 1933, Johnson's Florist and Garden Center) and son of James and Carol Johnson (Founders, 1960, Johnson's Landscaping Service, Inc.). Since 2007, he has led Johnson's Landscaping Service with his brother, Charlie.  Matt and his wife Jaime live in Petworth in Northwest DC with their 3 sons and 2 big dogs.

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