If you lack a large yard, it may seem difficult to choose intriguing and inventive landscaping ideas that suit a smaller property. The truth is, there are many clever and simple ways to enhance the looks of your landscaping, while improving the home's overall curb appeal.
Some small-yard landscaping ideas include:
Create tiny points of interest. One great way to bring attention and enhance a small space is with tiny points of interest, like fairy gardens, birdhouses, and small border gardens. These features might not be visible from the street or when looking at your home's façade, but will provide an intriguing element to those visiting your house or walking through your property.
Choose a focal point. Even a small yard deserves a focal point; this is also an effective way to draw attention away from your lack of green-space. Invest in a fountain, a wishing well, or even a birdbath and position a solar stake-light to shine on the feature after dark. You may want to buy yard art, statues, or even a cool dog house to serve as your property's focal point.
Keep it trimmed. Don't underestimate the value of keeping your lawn and trees trimmed. This not only gives any yard a manicured, maintained look but also prevents potential damage that tree branches can cause during wind or weather. If you don't have time to mow regularly, invest in a landscaping service to ensure the grass doesn't compromise your home's curb appeal.
Use containers for gardening. If you have a small yard or green-space, don't tear it up planting vegetables or seedlings that spring. Use containers to plant your favorite things, instead digging up your grass. This also allows you to move your plants and containers around at will, so you can provide the right light and sun for your gardens.
Construct a conversation space. If green-space is limited, reserve a small corner for a calming conversation space. You may be surprised at how often you seek refuge there to read, get some sun, or simply to relax after a long day. Invest in a couple comfy lawn chairs, a cocktail table and position in a spot that is tucked away, like under a tree or behind a garage.
Talk to your landscaper about other ways to enhance and highlight the natural beauty of your yard- regardless of how big it might be. Use these ideas to come up with a way to optimize and improve your green-space, and to garner even more pleasure from spending time outdoors.
When I was young, I loved helping my mother in the garden. Our yard was filled with plants and flowers that she kept in immaculate condition. Once I was an adult and bought my first home, I learned that there was much more to landscaping a yard than I ever imagined! After a little trial and error planting a few flowers in my yard that died quickly, I realized the technology that is available to aspiring gardeners makes trial and error a thing of the past. After I found out what my "hardiness zone" was, I realized I was planting flowers made for much cooler climates, and I played around with software that let me design my yard very easily! I learned a lot throughout the experience, so I thought I would share my tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often to check out my new tips!