Knowing what to do with a smaller garden can be difficult, especially when you have lots of great ideas but don’t know how to apply them to the space you have. From little vegetable patches, to bold barbeque areas, you can create whatever you want with your garden, you just need the patience and the time to do it. There are so many unique designs on the market that help to revive small gardens, giving them a new lease of life and maximising the space available, so continue reading to get some inspiration on how to make the most of your small garden.
Utilise the Windows
The space beneath your windows is ideal for hanging some planters, just like the space above your windows is ideal for hanging some baskets. You may feel that you’re lacking in floorspace for bold and beautiful flower arrangements but adding some bright flowers to the windows will instantly bring the character that you’re aiming for to your garden. Whether you decide to hang your favourite flowers in baskets on the wall, or you select a few flowers that work well together to go into your planters, you can transform this area and properly bring it to life.
Add Trellises and Climbers
Introducing trellises to your garden is a great way of utilising the wall or fencing space you have available and adding more colour and life into the garden, without having to take up any of the floor space. Trellises are ideal for creating more of a spacious feel to your garden, as the eye will instantly go up the wall and therefore the space you’re in will feel larger than it really is. You can shop around for some garden features at places like Bradshaws Direct, where you’ll be able to find a selection of unique garden products to inspire you with your own gardens design. Along with the trellises, you should also consider climbers. Climbing plants are the perfect solution, especially when you’re introducing trellises to the mix. Climbing plants will work their way up your fencing or trellises, creating a bold focal point within your garden.
Keep it Symmetrical
From two chairs positioned parallel to each other by a stylish garden table, to an L shaped sofa with a BBQ pit that fits neatly in the centre of the setup, introducing items that create a symmetrical look in your garden will instantly make the space feel larger and well utilised. It’s really easy to create symmetry within the garden, from the furniture pieces to the plant pots and it’s amazing how much of an impact it can have on the overall look. Positioning two tall plants, one on either side, of your patio doors, or having your outdoor seating sat equally around the table will create a balanced aesthetic that will enhance your small garden.
Maintain the Area
If you leave your garden to become overgrown and messy, it’s instantly going to feel small and cramped. In order to make the most of the smaller space that you have, you need to maintain your garden and keep on top of its appearance. This doesn’t have to mean spending hours and hours on it every weekend, but a little TLC every now and then will go a really long way. Simply keeping the grass cut to a reasonable length, trimming back the hedges so that they aren’t taking up lots of space inside your garden and pulling out any weeds that have gathered in the cracks of your paving stones will make a huge difference to the way your garden looks and feels.
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