13 Must Try Backyard Landscaping Ideas For Small Spaces

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Maximize every area in your garden by using space-saving decorations. Here are some backyard landscaping ideas you can try if you have limited space.

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Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Your Small Garden

1. Vertical Garden

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Use a vertical garden when you really have limited space. You can grow flowers, vegetables, herbs, and succulent. The sky is the limit and you just have to attach it to a wall.

2. Container Gardening

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You can also try container gardening to bring out the colors through flowers when you only have a patio. You can use different kinds of containers like bowls, pots, or wooden boxes for your plants.

3. Convert Your Frontyard to a Backyard

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This is for those with really small backyards but has a lot of space in the front. You can convert your front yard to a living area.

Place wood decks and add a fire pit in the middle. This is a great way to add an outdoor room where you can also invite guests for barbecues.

4. Create a Centerpiece

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Add a pergola or a beautiful bench in the center of the garden as a centerpiece. You can also use a shrub, a tree, or garden art. This will allow your eyes to focus on the centerpiece of your space and forget about the small area you have.

5. Create Zones in Your Yard

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Creating zones or different sections in a yard can make it look larger. You can add benches on one side for a resting spot and a lounge chair on the other side. You can also create a walkway made from planks and add sand in between to divide the entire space and give the impression of a large space.

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6. Create a Cozy Spot

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Embrace the small space and create a place where you can relax by yourself, read a book alone, or meditate. Add a chair and a table to have your own spot. You can also divide the space by adding a fence or a hedge to separate that portion from the rest of the area.

7. Maximize Space With Colors

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Use plants with bright and eye-catching colors and place them in front of your garden. Use greens at the back. This will create the illusion of a big garden space because you’ll have the attention more on the front side rather than the back.

8. Use Straight Lines

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Use the power of perspective and utilize straight lines from tall fences or long flowers like giant hyssops to make your space look bigger. It will create a focal point, especially when the lines are slanted toward the center, to make a small backyard look spacious.

9. Mix Hardscaping and Softscaping

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Hardscaping is the use of stones, bricks, concrete, or metal on your landscape. Softscaping, on the other hand, is the use of living elements on your landscape.

Some of the examples are soil, trees, plants, grass, and flowers. To make space look larger, create a paved space and create a “room” in your backyard.

Accent everything with shrubs or flowers in containers.

10. Use the Background to Your Advantage

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If your neighbor has high trees and high bushes, you can use that as a background of your small area. It will help create an illusion that you have more space than what you actually have. It creates an “endless garden” and makes you think you have a forest in your backyard.

11. A Welcoming Place

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A firepit can be placed in the middle of your small space and create a welcoming place by adding chairs close to each other. Surround the spot with grass or flowers for a more intimate space. This will give an illusion of a bigger area where you can comfortably fit a group of people.

12. Use Big Plants

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Use big plants to create an impression of a larger space. Tropical plants with large leaves create a lush and cool factor in your area.

13. Keep it Neat

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Keep your garden neat with a minimalist design and use lightweight furniture to maximize the space. Add green to the area by using an artificial lawn to complement a simple design. This is also a great way to incorporate a vertical garden. Place it on your high fenced-walls.

Watch this video from Top Home and Gardening Ideas for more backyard landscaping ideas:

There are millions of backyard landscaping ideas you can try on your own garden. These are just the easiest ways to turn your small space and make it look big. You just need to maximize the area and create the illusion that your garden is bigger than it actually is.

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