Do you find yourself lacking in space to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers?
We all know that the space is limited but it doesn’t mean that your garden can’t look great.
Gardens are a great place to spend time in if you want some downtime. They also provide the perfect opportunity for personal creativity and relaxation.
Many people have a small garden, but they don’t know what to do with it. They feel like there is not enough space and that their options are limited. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! There are many ways to transform a small garden into something beautiful and useful for your family. With just a few simple changes, you can turn your small garden into an oasis of calm and beauty! Here are 4 ways that will help:
Transforming a Small Garden
A small garden can be transformed into a lush and beautiful space with some imagination and the right plants.
1. Space Optimization
Space optimization is key – choose the right tools for the job! When designing your ideal layout consider how much time you plan on spending there each week/month/year before making any permanent decisions.
The best way to maximize the space you have available for your garden is by reducing its footprint. By moving beds closer together and using vertical structures, like trellises or fences with climbing plants on them, you can make more efficient use of space than if it was all spread out horizontally. You should also utilize diagonal spaces between elements in order to give a sense of movement through your design rather than having everything lined up perfectly straight.
2. Design for flexibility
Design for low-maintenance plants and hardscaping elements, such as patios and paths that can survive in a wide range of climates. Put the work in now to keep your garden looking great year-round with minimal effort moving forward. Include plants that fit into different light conditions so you don’t have to extensively relocate them when they outgrow their current location. Make use of raised beds if you are short on space or feeling ambitious! This will give an elevated feel while also adding structure to your design.
3. Be Decorative
Don’t be afraid to add a pop of color or something special. It is important that your garden feel like an extension of the indoors and reflect who you are as a person, even if it doesn’t always get used!
By incorporating some decorative elements into our design such as ornamental grasses or perennials with interesting textures & shapes, we can create interest in areas where there might otherwise have been none. A few well-placed tiles or stones along pathways will bring attention to underutilized spaces.
4. Variety is key!
Using a wide range of plant types and shapes as well as textures, colors & heights will help to avoid any uniformity in your design. This way you can always swap out plants or hardscape elements if anything goes wrong without it looking like an eyesore. If you are trying to create a specific look with color palettes and themes (such as pink flamingos) be cautious about how many different variations there are on that theme throughout the garden – we want it all to feel cohesive after all!
Create a space that is easy to maintain and suits your lifestyle. Incorporating design elements with multiple purposes will save you time & money in the long run as well as ensure it looks great year-round!
James, the D.I.Y Expert, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Colorado State University. Love writing blog posts and guides to help others learn how to garden!