With the cost of land being the way it is, most new homes have relatively small gardens. Of course, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for busy families. Rest assured, there are plenty of ways to achieve an appealing landscaped garden even if it’s in a small space. Let’s be clear though. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to have that tennis court, 50-meter lap pool or 4-bay shed. On the other hand, you won’t have the cost and maintenance headaches either. So, let’s have a look at the ways you can achieve a successful landscaped garden in a compact area.
Be brave with your colour palette
Don’t be shy when choosing colours for your plants and features. By carefully choosing bright and cheerful colours to draw your attention, you’ll create a sense of space.
Divide it up and create a focal point
By breaking up your small space into smaller elements it’ll seem bigger. Imagine a raised veggie bed in one corner, a flower bed in the other, perhaps a water feature and a raised deck in the other corners. Importantly, include a central focal point, such as a stone feature or impressive garden ornament.
Size doesn’t matter
It’s time to embrace the space and create an intimate sanctuary. You can achieve this by screening off the outside world. Try using bamboo, wooden slats or even natural stone. Going for height means creating the illusion of space. Also, how about a day bed hidden away in a little nook? Perfect for a wind-down after a hectic day at work.
Use every bit of space
The more creative and inventive you are with your small space, the better it will be. For instance, create lots of levels. Step up to a deck with a raised flower bed that has a raised water feature. Keep things interesting with screening and pathways. Small spaces need a detailed landscaped garden. So, think about the details and get your backyard gem happening.
Your space may be limited but don’t be limited by a lack of experience or ideas. The friendly team at Solé Structural Landscapes would love to help you out with great advice and helpful tips.