Adding pops of color to any part of your home is a great way to give it a new, fresh look. Whether it be through buying new throw pillows in this year’s color or switching up your furniture, switching up the colors of your home is a great decoration technique.

But if you’re the type who isn’t buying into the idea of constantly switching your decor and furniture as part of your redecoration, adding plants might be a better option for you! With their vivid shades, shapes, and sizes, your mini garden will surely make a greener impact on any space inside and outside your home.

Now when talking about which part of the house to add some greenery to, your home deck might not be the first one you have in mind. But with the warmer summer months allowing you to spend more time outside, don’t you think it’s high time for your deck to get some more loving?

If you’re not sure how to turn your home deck into a green space, read below to give you some ideas on what type of garden you should put up on your deck.

Mini Orchard

Enjoy a vibrant and tasty summer day hanging out on your deck with in-season fruit-bearing trees and shrubs like apples, peaches, and strawberries. Not only do they add to the overall appeal of your deck, but the fruits are also perfect for snacking while lounging around on a hot day.

Growing trees in a pot like an apple, for instance, might require some research and intermediate planting skills, but once you see the fruit of your labor (pun intended!) a few years down the road, they will all be worth it.

Whimsical Wonder

Oh, to be surrounded by flowers, color, and sparkles! Didn’t we all at some point dream of being magical ourselves? Live your fairy tale fantasies in the comfort of your own home by filling your deck with quirky decor, tiny plants, bright lights, and more. Your imagination is your limit!

Herb Garden

Food lovers, rejoice! If you’re into cooking, growing your own herbs at home is a must. You can create a whole section of your favorite herbs within your deck and have them within arms reach whenever you need them.

Some of the easiest herbs to grow are basil, parsley, rosemary, and mint. So if you’re still trying to test the waters out, any of these can be a good starting point.

Succulent Collection

We all know the Washington State climate might not be the most ideal condition for succulents to thrive, but don’t let that discourage you from starting your own collection of succulents. These colorful and fleshy plants are usually abundant in arid areas, but you can still take on the challenge of growing them in the Pacific Northwest. You just either have to look for the specific variant that can adapt to the area or take extra measures to keep them safe during the colder season.

Vertical Vision

If you want to give a different spin on deck gardening, why not try a vertical garden? This type of gardening is ideal for small spaces. So if you don’t have a lot of room for movement on your deck, you can set this up on one side of the wall instead. There’s also a wide variety of plants that you can use to set up this wonderful addition to your home. From ferns to vines, you can experiment with what works best for your taste!

Keep Your Deck Looking Fresh

With every makeover project at home, it’s always best to start with a fresh-looking canvas. In this case, it’s your deck that you need to give some loving first before you get into a decoration spree.

Plants can be a pretty addition to your deck, but they can also be pretty heavy. Add that to the weight of your furniture and additional decor, and it might be too much for your deck to handle. To ensure your and your loved ones’ safety on the deck, it’s best to have a deck inspection done first for any potential problems.

Northwest Decks can provide you with deck installation, deck inspection, and deck repair service in the Gig Harbor and Kitsap County areas. All you have to do is call and our friendly operators will guide you through the first steps of getting your deck serviced.

Call us today at (253) 342-4688 and let us help you add an extra dash of style to your deck.