Having trouble envisioning the perfect backyard oasis because your yard is so tiny? Landscaping a small space doesn’t have to be difficult! There are so many options for maximizing your square footage. Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Designate Small Areas
The requirements of a yard are as unique as the person living their. Some people need space for kids to play, others need space for pets to play, while others just want a place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet after a long day. Even if you’re a person who needs all three, you can accomplish that by separating your yard into small sections. Use short gabion walls, pillar rocks, wood, or even strategically placed plants to divide each area. (Don’t make them too tall though, or you’ll defeat the purpose by making the space look even smaller.) Turn underutilized nooks and corners into seating areas. Set up (or better yet, build!) a gazebo to create the illusion of a private space.
Make It Do Double Duty
Plant vegetables and herbs in the same bed as your flowers for both beauty and functionality. Set up toys and play structures on top of sandboxes. Get a patio table with built-in fire pit.
Flower pots and planters are perfect for small yards because they can be moved around to either create a new look, or make space for entertaining. Veggies, herbs, and flowers can all be planted in movable pots so that you always have options when you need them.
Vertical planting is all the rage these days. And it’s a great way to upcycle old products such as pallets, pipe, and even shoe organizers! Vertical planters can be put up almost anywhere, so you can capitalize on the unused areas like fences and walls. You can even use them as your separators between the sections of your yard.