Small garden ideas and design concepts are not hard to come by online. In fact, I went on the internet right away for ideas to design a small garden in my backyard patio.
Designing a small garden has some challenges but it really is fun and practical. By doing it yourself you save money for design experts who sometimes can’t read how you would want your own garden to be.
With these design ideas, tips, and concepts I have here for you, you can design your garden the way you want to. Help yourself and read through.
Make A Big Statement With These Small Garden Ideas
I admit I hired a professional garden decorator the first time my family moved into our new home. Well, it was nice but after a year I wanted to improve it and getting professional advice again would be impractical for me. I’d rather spend the money on family holiday and vacation.
Luckily, there a lot of garden ideas online for just about any garden and personality. Find out how you would design a small garden to suit your needs and even wants. Make a big impression of your garden with these helpful design tips and small garden ideas.
Survey Your Space
The first thing to do of course is to study your space to find out what you want to be done. Imagine how you would want your garden to be.
Is it a sanctuary where you and your family can relax? Is it a work of art for your friends and family to appreciate or both?
Do you want to keep it simple or do you want an outrageous garden despite the size? Knowing the limits and possibilities of your space will help in maximizing your space.
Do Research On Small Garden Ideas
Research is important before undertaking a project to avoid unnecessary spending and effort. There are great small garden ideas online and in this article, it’s a waste to miss them.
Do you want to keep a patch of green somehow despite the limited space? Or be extra ambitious and create a cottage-like garden in your urban home?
Looking for ideas online will help you determine what you want for your garden.
Small Garden Layout And Planning
It’s ideal to have your plans and ideas in writing or in a drawing to help you picture how your garden would look. You don’t need to be an artist to lay out your plans for your garden.
Cutting out pictures and pasting them on your layout plan can be more fun.
Small Garden Ideas And Plant Tips
Growing plants in a small garden will have its limits. So it’s important to know what to plant in your garden and how to plant them.
Plant Layout For A Small Garden
Whatever your plant choices are, it would be best to create a layout plan for your plants too. With the plant ideas, I have here for you, you will be able to determine where to place the plants.
Vegetables don’t always have to be in the background. They’re worth your small front yard garden too. With careful planning and layout, you can grow edible ornamental plants in your front yard and still have a curb appeal.
Big And Bold Plants
While large plants are usually not advised in small gardens, some people prefer them for shade. You can grow climbing plants over arbors for this purpose.
Prim And Proper Plants
Elegant And Slim Plants
Tall and petite plants in equally tall and slim containers along the wall create emphasis up a garden instead of around. Take it from tall bamboos planted along walls creating the same effect.
Small Garden Ideas And Design Principles
These are great design tips and gardening hacks courtesy of lowes which are very helpful. Taking notes on these ideas will help you maximize and beautify your small space garden.
Form A Focal Point
Creating a focal point in a small garden boosts its appearance. A focal point may be a water feature, a statue, or artistic planters. Make sure your focal point does not suffocate your small space. So your focal point must be proportionate to your space.
Make Use Of Bold Colors
With a limited garden space, going with the usual light colors will surely make your garden as dull as it is small. If you can’t have eye-popping colors in your plants then paint your walls bright red or orange. In fact, latest garden design trends promote bright and bold colors in a garden.
Create Space In Containers
Containers are your go-to guys when maximizing space for a small garden. There is also something about grouping planters in threes which help emphasize the plants.
Make Use Of Bare Walls
Walls are a great media or space for gardening. Depending on the material, this area can host plants and spruce up its bareness. If its concrete or rocks, you can directly plant moss, succulents, and lichens. For wooden walls, you can mount planters up them.
Creating different levels in your small space garden create sections which help create an illusion of space. It also makes your garden more interesting when the eyes can rest on different levels.
As I’ve previously expressed, if you cannot go around then go up. There’s much space going up and there are a lot of great plants which grows best growing up.
If you want a tree in your small garden then make sure to trim them down so they don’t block some much-needed spaces. You can also grow plants which are thin like grasses and bamboos.
Use Concealed Spaces
Every nook and cranny of a small yard or anywhere around your home shouldn’t be ignored. Take advantage of those spaces and put this design principle into action.
Create Space In Garden Lighting
Garden lights kill the shadow which blocks the spaces in small gardens. By putting up garden lights, you create the illusion of space by creating continuity.
Grow In Trellises
One way you can also maximize your space and create a garden in limited space is by growing climbing plants in trellises. This is also parallel to the principle or growing plants vertically for small spaces.
Use garden furniture which doubles up as containers or as extra storage space. Find uses for every space around your small garden without over stuffing it.
Use Raised Birds
Use Light Garden Furniture
It’s simply logical that big and bulky structures in a small garden won’t do. Petite wrought iron garden furniture or garden bench would be ideal.
Create Opposing Structures
A pathway or a platform breaks the monotony in a patch of green in a small garden. A solid structure against a space of soft plants and grass gives the eye of the observer something to rest on.
Create An Illusion Of Space
Using wavy lines and curved structures create an effect of continuity in contrast to the finality of straight lines. You can also find ways to reflect your space to create an illusion of space like a water feature or glass structures.
If you’ve got limited space around then go up! Learn how to make a DIY vertical garden for your small space garden in this video from Home Depot:
Small garden ideas are not exclusively for those living in the city or those with small spaces to spare for a garden. You may have a wide area to plant a forest full of plants but your home has some neglected corners and crannies. It’s a waste to ignore those areas when you have these ideas to boost those spaces. It doesn’t do to just plant randomly in those areas. With these small garden ideas, you can spruce up those small spaces smartly and beautifully.
Were these small garden ideas helpful to your own project? How’s you own small garden design plans going so far? Let me know what your thoughts are by leaving a comment in the box below.
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Originally posted on December 1, 2016 @ 4:33 AM