Landscaping Tips for Small Gardens

Landscaping Tips for Small Gardens
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    If you have a small garden or backyard, it can be hard to make the space feel welcoming and open.

    We’ve put together a list that will make it easier for you to get the most out of your space, giving you an outdoor area that you will love to spend time in.

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Get your priorities straight

What is important to you and your family when it comes to your garden? If you’re wanting to spend a lot of time in the garden for Summer, you might want to include a BBQ and some comfortable seating. If you’re a bird lover, you’ll want to incorporate as many beautiful flowers and fruiting trees that are indigenous to your area as possible. Maybe you’d like to incorporate a putting green and take your weekends to work on your swing! Once you’ve decided what your priority is for the space, you can form a plan so that you’re making the most of every inch of space.

Keep it low maintenance

If your yard is only small, you’re going to want to spend as much time enjoying it as possible. A messy, overgrown lawn and garden beds will only add to the cramped feeling of your back yard. A great solution to this is artificial turf, which is almost completely no-maintenance. No more mowing or worrying about rainfall, just a brush with a good broom every few months. These days you can find artificial turf that is so lifelike you’ll barely be able to tell the difference.

Level up

The area your garden covers might be small, but don’t forget you have space above the ground too. Whether it’s designing leveled garden beds, building a raised deck or a differentiated eating area, you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes to the feeling of the space if you just split it up a little.

A trick of the eye

In really tiny areas, a great way to give the illusion of more space is to use mirrors. They trick the eye into thinking that the space goes on a lot further than it does. The lightness they bring will make your yard feel spacious and luxurious. Even small mirrors help with this effect, and if you find some with some ornate or quirky frames, they can be a great focal point.

Use all the space

If you live in an inner city space, your garden might be walled in. This can make the space seem a little claustrophobic or like your options for landscaping are strictly limited. Don’t fret, there are some awesome ways to take advantage of vertical spaces in small gardens. You can start to grow creeping vines like ivy or passion fruit, which will look great and add a whimsical character to your garden. Another great option for walled spaces is a wall hung garden or lattice structure. You could make this yourself or buy one pre-made from any hardware store. Plant them with mosses or succulents for a really trendy vibe, or hanging plants like pothos or jasmine for a more traditional look.

It’s not about how much space you have, it’s about how you use it. A well designed and landscaped small garden will have an even more impressive impact than a huge, but poorly thought out one! So take advantage of your small space and make the most of it, so you’re spending as much time as possible out in your little, but beautiful garden!

Information credited to Turf Green: the artificial lawn specialists.

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