Patio Landscaping Design Services

Patio Landscaping

A patio or terrace can be a stand-alone landscape feature or an extension of your house. Do you want a “party central” zone for dining, grilling, and entertaining? Or do you long for a private contemplative outdoor retreat? Either way, a good design can make it your favorite place to be. Even tiny urban balconies or roof decks can be transformed by a creative landscaping expert.

If you’re looking for design help for your patio, terrace, deck, or balcony, read below to see which Home Outside service is right for you.


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Patio Design


If you want a personalized landscaping design that includes a patio or deck, we recommend our Property Design services. If you want us to design the area around the patio (up to 60% of your property), choose our Partial Property Design. If you want our designers to show you how to integrate a patio into your entire property design, select our Full Property Design service.

Get started by using our easy online workbook to tell us about your goals and preferences. In only a few weeks, Home Outside’s expert landscape planners will deliver a beautiful, creative, and practical landscape design that includes the layout of your patio, and provides general recommendations for materials and plantings.

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Patio Design Ideas

With our Landscape Idea Board service, the Home Outside landscape design experts will put together a collection of inspirational images that match your needs and preferences for your perfect patio landscape.You’ll receive a personalized patio design idea Pinterest board showing 15 to 20 images with descriptive notes and links to more information.

Patio Design Idea Board Example

Patio Planting Ideas


No outdoor space is complete without plantings. Whether your patio is immersed in billowing perennial beds or accented by greenery in containers and planters, you want to make sure you select the right plants for your hardiness zone, maintenance needs, and aesthetic preferences.

Our landscape design experts will put together a Pinterest board showing 15-20 plants that suit your needs and will look beautiful together on and around your patio. Each image will link to more detailed information about the plant.

This service can also be added onto our Full or Partial Property Design service.

Patio Planting Idea Board Example

Patio Landscaping Plans

See below for recent patio landscape plans created by Home Outside designers. Easy to implement, personalized just for you, endless possibilities, and expert advice that is just a click away—get the patio landscape of your dreams today!
terrace garden design

Terrace Garden—Near Boston, MA

Click image to view larger. Read about this terrace garden design on the Home Outside blog.
Low-Maintenance and Welcoming, Cambridge, MA

Low-Maintenance and Welcoming, Cambridge, MA

This city-dweller wanted more privacy for her small yard, as well as space for outdoor socializing and grilling.

Formal Social Garden, New Jersey

The owner of this relatively small New Jersey lot wanted a coherent design that would flow around the entire property, unifying orderly [...]