5 Landscaping Ideas for Small Gardens
Beautiful gardens come in all shapes and sizes.
Beautiful gardens come in all shapes and sizes; it doesn’t have to be a huge space or require a big budget to turn it into something special. Small gardens are actually great because they’re super easy to maintain throughout the year, especially if you install artificial grass that doesn’t need to be cut or watered. Here are some landscaping ideas:
Use Potted Plants
If your space is too restrictive to lay grass or flower beds, you can still add colour to your garden using potted plants. The pots can be filled with a huge variation of plants, from little flowers to big, tall trees. You can even paint your plant pots to add further vibrancy and life to the space. Opt for perennials that you can divide, such as geraniums. Before planting, pull the geranium apart into two or three plants, and plant them separately. Next year when they’re grown, you can pull those plants apart too. It’s a good way to keep costs down but still have a lovely set of flowers.
Paint your exterior walls white to give the impression that the space is bigger than it actually is. Both inside and out, white walls lighten up the area to make it feel less enclosed. It also means that the colours you introduce through your plants really pop. If you really want to bounce light around your garden, add a mirror. The great thing about adding a mirror is that there are many different styles available, so whatever your style is, you can find one to suit you.
You could think about using railways sleepers, like these ones from Lawsons, to add low border walls. Not only do these look great around your flower beds, they also double up as a lovely little seating area; handy if you don’t have room for furniture. They’re very versatile too. They can be used to create a rustic feel if they’re chunky with a weathered finish, but they can also look sleek if they’re neat, sanded and varnished or stained.
Transform your garden with a nice fence, but be sure to treat it regularly with a wood preserver so that it lasts throughout the harsher weather. There are lots of different types of fences so think about your priorities before you invest; do you want something tall that will increase your privacy, or would you prefer something more decorative? A fence is a great opportunity to add colour, shapes or patterns too, depending on how you paint them.
Sheds take up a huge amount of space in a garden, so you might want to consider something a little smaller. There are many different options available when it comes to storage, from chests to shelving to slimline sheds. Consider what you might need to store and pick an appropriate solution for your needs.
Are you in the process of landscaping your garden or have you just finished? Let us know how you got on!