Your deck has probably gone neglected during the winter months . With a little time and attention, you can add another wonderful living space to your apartment and enjoy a breath of fresh air in an inviting place.
And it need not be another chore to add to your already long to do list. Plants require watering, but there are many products on the market to take the burden off of you and the constant care and attention to watering required. Several different watering accessories, self-watering pots, and self-watering soils are available to make it easy to keep your outdoor deck space looking green all summer long without the need for constant care.
Art is a great way to personalize the space to match your unique sense of style. Consider your indoor living space when planning your outdoor space. You may desire continuity and flow between the inside and outside—incorporating the same colors and style. Or you may want to create an entirely different, unique retreat with its own look and feel. Whether you like Tuscany-inspired elements, or Asian, or folk art, adding a couple of pieces—a wall hanging, a particular style of pots—will ensure your style shines through and will help make the space feel more like home.
A few elements will add dimension to your outdoor space. Consider the furniture. A couple of cushioned chairs will lure you outside. If you cook with herbs, consider purchasing some at your local nursery. Also, adding a tall plant in the corner or edge of the deck with balance the space adding height. Wrapping one tall plant with string lights is a festive way to brighten up the space.
And, of course, enjoy shopping for colorful flowers and plants that make you happy. When you’re ready to spruce up your outdoor living space, visit one of these nurseries near Abberly at West Ashley Apartments. They’ll answer all your questions and provide advice about the great watering and fertilizing products available.
Middleton Place Garden Market
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston - (843) 266-7464
Angel Oak Nursery & Mulch
2484 Ashley River Road, Charleston - (843) 763-6970
Lowe’s® Home & Garden
770 Daniel Ellis Drive – (843) 795-9774
It’s Spring—time to focus a little time on your outdoor space for many mornings and afternoons of relaxation in a space uniquely yours.
photo source: apartment therapy