Ten Great Tips to Make the Most of Your Small Garden Space
Do you believe that there is not much room for designing when you are working in a small garden? It is time to rethink things! It is true that space can be a premium for many of us, but here, I am going to shared ten great tips for designing small gardens. Get ready to take notes, and up your green thumb!
1. Make Use of Height
There are some great spaces to make use of like walls, fences, and garages. Indoors, we use walls for pictures and mirrors as well as cupboards. You can do the same with a garden.
Adorn large spaces with trailers and creepers and use baskets and window boxes to get blooms up high. Wall mangers are also great for drawing the eye up so that a small garden space feels more significant than before.
Create smaller sections and hidden areas with compartments that divide the garden into parts. This gives the eye the need to move around to take everything in. Use an arch to section an area off dramatically.
3. Pave diagonally
Pave your small garden diagonally rather than laying it with a flat edge. When it is arranged on a pointed diamond shape, it gives the illusion of more space.
4. Keep it bright in the garden
Bright colors like this cottage front make things appear lighter and therefore more significant. Golden hues, lighted trees, and other foliage work well for this purpose. Hot colors add intimacy while cool colors like blues or purples recede the field of vision to make space appear larger than it was prior.
5. Add some trees to your garden
This is one of my favorite tips. Merely plant more trees of different shapes and sizes in the small space. You can even pick up some trees from your local HomeDepot or Lowes which will do the trick! The added height does two things. It creates area, and it increases privacy. Use canopy trees to get a green roof without sacrificing ground space. Be sure to clear away lower stems to keep the area more open, too.
6. Attract Birds
Here are some additional small gardening design tips. These will help you attract birds to your small garden.
Consider adding bird boxes, feeding stations, and roosting perches. Do not forget that adding insect spots helps bring your garden to life with more birds through the inset activity. Nature thrives even in the smallest gardens, so make space for birds and insects in your garden design.
Plant flowers that attract butterflies and birds. This adds to your garden’s color, and it also works to draw these beautiful creatures in. You will enjoy a garden with thriving activity. Here is more to read about how to do this with a small garden.
7. Use furniture creatively
Reduce clutter by purchasing folding tables and chairs. Do not leave a big dining set out or it only takes up too much of your garden. Add a stone bench, and it can be used for some things and also looks very natural in a garden space.
8. Use containers
Using pot containers are a great way to beautify small trees and flowering plants. The best part is that you can change them out to continuously improve your garden design as you like. You can change colors to suit your new spring flowers, and you make it easier to keep your garden tended.
9. Use sounds and movement
You can add more movement and sound by adding points of interest to your garden. Add a water feature, for example. They can run by using their reservoir pump. These water features help make a tranquil environment and enhance its focal points. What a perfect place to retreat to after a long day!
10. Create privacy
Some small gardens get peeked in on from surrounding neighbors in nearby buildings. By installing arches and pergolas, you can have complete privacy. Cover them with climbers, and you will get to enjoy your garden in peace. Be careful not to use fast growing wisteria as these types of creepers require a bit more work. Use honeysuckle or climbing roses.