Mix and Match Patio
Landscape design is about creating outdoor spaces. This seems simple enough, but sometimes we get caught up in the details and don't know where to start.
For fun I broke down the components of one type of outdoor space: a patio. The image below shows three steps of this process to get you started. It includes picking a shape for your patio, choosing materials, then finally selecting furniture.
After you've made some initial sketches of your patio, stretch your ideas further by jumping into the next two steps. This includes thinking about the walls (what surrounds your patio), plus a ceiling (if you'd like one). You can read more about garden floors, walls and ceilings in this post.