Having a small garden or courtyard doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful outdoor area. It also allows you to grow organic produce from the comfort of your home, using eco-friendly materials. Plus it provides a place of relaxation for you and your family. What’s more, you don’t require too much space to start, as small gardens have become popular among many owners. To make your garden work, it will be best for you to apply certain tricks, as they’ll help you maximise your space efficiently.
How do you make the best of your small garden?
Not knowing how to arrange your garden or courtyard might cause cluttering, especially if you have a small garden space. Aesthetics and functionality come to play, so you need to plan various things to combine them in your garden effectively. These tips will get the best out of your outdoor space.
Embrace vertical gardening
Small gardens have vertical space to spare, and you can take advantage of it. Besides, it’s a great alternative when your garden bed cannot house all your plants. Additionally, it gives you more room to be creative and sustainable simultaneously; you can incorporate used plastic bottles, wooden platforms, old wellington boots, and any other thing that can hang on walls. You can also use a step-ladder or a plant stand if you don’t want to use your wall or fence. There’s no restriction on your creativity, so don’t clutter your garden in the process.
Cultivate different plants
You might not designate separate areas for specific plants due to limited space, but you can cultivate them simultaneously. It will be best to try growing edible and ornamental plants on the same bed, as it brings a new aesthetic feel to your outdoor space and keeps pests from damaging specific crops. You can choose combinations such as sage or rosemary with Santolina, salvias and lavender. You can also mix strawberries with lettuce and tomatoes.
Invest in sitting areas
Your garden can also function as an area for you to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty, and sitting areas will help you achieve this. It will be best for you to put furniture away when not in use quickly. Better still, you can make use of stone slabs or wooden chairs to give your garden a more rustic feel. It wouldn’t hurt to incorporate hammocks and swing seats to add more fun to your outdoor relaxation time.
Create a focal point
A focal point gives your garden more aesthetic appeal and creates a lasting impression in people’s minds. It’s therefore essential to select quality and beautiful materials that will provide it with the desired effect. You can use anything with a solid outline such as pots, mini gazebos, benches, ornate, painted walls, gates, windows, etc. It will be best to choose the materials that appeal to you and explore colours to give your garden a brighter look.
Your small garden or courtyard space shouldn’t limit your creative ideas on getting your ideal outdoor space. Although these tips are not exhaustive, they can help you make the most of your space while giving your home a beautiful outdoor ‘room’.