Creativity Is Key To Making The Most Of A Small Garden

Creativity Is Key To Making The Most Of A Small Garden

When it comes to gardens, the fact is that not all outdoor spaces are born equal. While some gardens are lovely and flat, others are on a slope. There are gardens that get plenty of sun and ones that only get sunshine at certain times of the day. Some backyards are nice and large, while others are a little on the small side. The fact is that when it comes to buying a home (or renting a home), the type of garden you end up with is just luck of the drawer. Sure, you get to see it before moving in, but you’re unlikely to turn down a great house because the garden isn’t perfect, are you?

One of the worst gardens is a small garden because far too often people don’t know what to do with it, and so, the space just goes to waste. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, if you are willing to get creative with a small garden, you can transform it into a beautiful outdoor space that you love spending time in. For all the best tips and ideas for making the most of a garden that’s a little on the small side, read on.

Get inspired

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If you don’t already have ideas for how you want to use the space that you have, perhaps it could be worth getting some inspiration. The best places to get inspiration are on photo sharing sites like Pinterest and also from home and garden design magazines and blogs. Take your time having a browse, when you see ideas that you like, save them to refer to later on. The more inspiration you can get, the better as it will make the planning process easier and less stressful for you. One important thing to decide is what you want your garden’s main use to be for – in small gardens it’s important to pick one main use, such as for relaxing in or for growing vegetables in. For some fantastic small garden ideas, visit

Trim back any overgrown plants, bushes or trees

To make the most of the space that you have, start by getting rid of any weeds. Then spend some time trimming back any overgrown plants, bushes, and trees. Overgrown foliage can make a small garden appear even smaller than it is and can make it feel darker too, especially when the branches cast a shadow over it. If you don’t fancy trimming back your trees yourself, perhaps you could hire someone to deal with the task for you? Pick a local company like that’s reputable and well known in the area so that you know you aren’t getting ripped off. Make sure to explain exactly what you want doing, to ensure that the person you’ve hired is equipped to deal with the task.

Don’t forget to accessorise

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A simple way to make more of a small garden is to use accessories to add a little extra style to the space. Along with a table and chairs for sitting around and relaxing at, it’s a good idea to incorporate outdoor accessories into the space. Think solar powered lights and fairy lights, outdoor bunting, outdoor cushions, candles, and anything else that adds to the atmosphere in your garden.

There you have it, tips and ideas for making more of your small garden.


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