Part of a patio’s charm is that it is an extension of your property but in an outdoor space. What better way to celebrate this than to embrace the possibilities of patio landscaping? One Stop Patio Shop knows this means more than just arranging a few chairs. Whether you have a cosy courtyard or a sprawling backyard patio, there are garden features and plant options to suit every space and preference. 

Creating a Patio Oasis 

Creating a patio paradise that reflects your style and personality can require selecting the perfect plants that thrive in your climate or incorporating garden features that appeal to your outdoor aesthetic. 

But first, you need some inspiration! Let’s explore the world of patio landscaping and the potential to turn your outdoor space into a haven you’ll never want to leave. 

Garden Features 

When it comes to patio landscaping, there are countless options to enhance your outdoor space. Here are just a few garden feature ideas to consider: 

  • Container Gardens: Create a vibrant atmosphere with container gardens filled with flowers, herbs, or even small shrubs. They add colour and texture while being easy to maintain. 
  • Water Features: Consider adding a fountain, pond, or small waterfall to your patio area. The sound made by water features can create a soothing ambience and even (if you’re in need of a bit of company) attract birds and other wildlife. 
  • Outdoor Seating: Invest in comfortable outdoor furniture like chairs, benches, or a cosy hammock where you can relax and enjoy your garden oasis. 
  • Fire Pit or Fireplace: In the cooler months, extend the usability of your patio by adding a fire pit or fireplace. It not only provides warmth but also creates a focal point for gatherings. Imagine gathering around the flames with family and friends. Maybe even embrace the stereotype and have a barbecue! 
  • Vertical Gardens: If space is limited, vertical gardens are a great way to maximise greenery. Install trellises, wall-mounted planters, or hanging baskets to add a lush, vertical element to your patio. 
  • Pathways and Walkways: Define your patio space and connect different areas of your garden with pathways made of stone, gravel, or wood. They not only serve a practical purpose but also add visual interest. 
  • Outdoor Lighting: Strategic outdoor lighting can illuminate your patio and garden at night. String lights, lanterns, or solar-powered fixtures can create a magical atmosphere. 
  • Arbours and Pergolas: Enhance the aesthetics of your patio with arbours or pergolas draped in climbing vines or flowers. They provide shade, privacy, and a touch of romance to your outdoor space. 
  • Edible Garden: Incorporate edible plants like vegetables, fruits, and herbs into your patio landscaping. Not only do they add beauty and diversity, but you can also enjoy the fruits of your labour by harvesting fresh produce. Yum! 
  • Art and Decor: Personalise your patio with art, sculptures, or decorative accents that reflect your style and personality. These can serve as focal points and add a unique touch to your outdoor sanctuary. 


  • Native Plants: Consider incorporating native Australian plants into your patio landscape. Species like Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos), Grevillea, and Bottlebrush (Callistemon) are not only beautiful but also adapted to local conditions, requiring minimal water once established. 
  • Succulents and Cacti: Arid regions make succulents and cacti ideal choices for patio landscaping. Varieties such as Aloe vera, Echeveria, and Agave thrive in dry, sunny conditions and add texture and interest to your outdoor space. 
  • Citrus Trees: Embrace your love for outdoor living by growing citrus trees in containers on your patio. Lemon, lime, and mandarin trees not only provide fresh fruit but also add fragrance and lush greenery to your outdoor oasis. 
  • Fragrant Plants: You may want a patio that looks great by don’t ignore your other senses. Enhance the sensory experience of your patio with aromatic plants like Lavender, Rosemary, and Jasmine. Their delightful scents fill the air, creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere for outdoor gatherings. 
  • Native Grasses: Ornamental grasses, such as Lomandra and Poa, are excellent choices for adding texture and movement to your patio landscape. They are drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making them perfect for busy homeowners. 
  • Tropical Plants: Tropical plants have the opportunity to thrive in warmer regions of Western Australia. Consider adding species like Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), Frangipani, and Heliconia to bring a touch of the tropics to your patio. 
  • Herbs: Grow your own culinary herbs on your patio for convenient access to fresh flavours. Herbs like Basil, Mint, and Thyme not only add beauty to your garden but also enhance your cooking with their aromatic leaves. Just perfect for that edible garden! 
  • Colourful Flowers: Look on the bright side and opt for plants that boast vibrant blooms to add colour to your patio landscape. Species such as Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos), Flannel Flower (Actinotus Helianthi), and Waratah (Telopea) provide stunning floral displays throughout the year. You could even create a colour code that matches your Colorbond Roofing 
  • Drought-Tolerant Shrubs: Choose drought-tolerant shrubs like Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon ‘Little John’), Westringia, and Kangaroo Vine (Cissus antarctica) for a low-maintenance and water-wise patio garden. 
  • Ferns: For shaded or sheltered patio areas, consider planting native ferns like Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum), Tree Fern (Cyathea), or Kangaroo Fern (Microsorum diversifolium) to add lushness and greenery. 

Making Your Choices 

Crafting your garden patio design begins with defining its purpose and assessing the space available. Determine whether it will be a hub for dining and entertaining, a tranquil oasis for relaxation, or a green haven for gardening. Once you’ve outlined its function, take stock of the dimensions and existing features, such as sunlight exposure and prevailing winds. Divide the space into zones, assigning areas for dining, lounging, cooking, and planting. Choose materials for your patio surface and hardscape elements that complement your home’s architecture and suit your style. You could also add more touches like outdoor rugs and cushions for that personal flair! 

Grow with One Stop Patio Shop 

With so many choices available, you may need someone to help you make a start. Look no further than One Stop Patio Shop. We are here to help make your decision-making process as stress-free as possible. Contact us today, and get advice and guidance on how to create that perfect patio.

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Our friendly, qualified patio expert will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an onsite consultation. We will measure the area to be covered and provide you with a formal quote on the same day.