There are, even though it may not feel like it to you right now, lots of benefits in having a smaller garden and backyard, not least because smaller gardens are both easier to maintain and much cheaper when it comes to watering and the cost of plants and shrubs.
So, whether you are simply in the planning stages of a garden makeover, or else are just about ready to get started, then either way, you have come to the right place. Continue reading to learn how to organize and plan your small garden makeover.
Repurpose Old Ladders
The trick in making the most out of a small garden is to focus on creating layers and textures within the corners and along the edges, and there is no better way to do this than, instead of conventional outdoor shelving, repurposing old garden ladders instead.
This way, you can choose color-themed flowering plants and stagger them on each of the steps of the ladder and could even paint your new potted plant display ladder too.
Another staple for landscape gardeners who are tasked with redesigning the layout and aesthetic make-up of a smaller garden is to invest in several trellis screens, with these screens not only being a great way of adding depth and style, but will also be an eco-friendly addition to your backyard.
Brighten Up Your Patio
If you do have some patio slabs outside the entrance to the back door of your property, then you have something to work with in terms of creating a strong first impression when you step into the garden.
Invest in some good quality, comfortable, and contrasting materials in cushions and outdoor throws, and also, if you consider yourself somewhat adept with a paintbrush, you should think about repurposing old garden furniture and giving them a bright and colorful overhaul.
Your garden can be the most compact and intimate backyard space you have ever seen, or else a sprawling acre-upon-acre space, but either way, one of the most enjoyable pastimes you could have when enjoying the outdoors is to observe wildlife.
There is a myriad of ways to attract wildlife into your garden, including the following:
- Increasing the number of flowering plants
- Create a thriving compost pile and leave it undisturbed
- Hang attractive bird feeders into the branches of the trees
- Plant shrubs and flowers for every season of the year
Invest in an Arbor
A garden arbor is, essentially, a structure in which you can create an indoor space outside and is usually filled with comfortable cushions and throws, making it the perfect intimate space for you to enjoy your garden in all weather.
Building an arbor will not only create a stunning focal point in your small garden but also provide a shaded and sheltered space for any outside gatherings you organize and support a wide array of different flowering climbing plants too. Give it a go and see how you get on.