Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large back garden. It’s only a matter of implementing smart design on a smaller scale for individuals who live in areas with limited outdoor space. You may still create a back garden with soil, trees, plants, patios, chairs, and even water features if you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, loft, or a house with more indoor than outdoor area. When you start looking at garden styles and solutions, you’ll discover that the possibilities are endless. Here are a few tips on how to make a small back garden seem spacious.
Make a Space Plan
You might believe that having a tiny back garden open and unplanned will make it appear larger, but this is not the case. The arrangement is the key to a more spacious sensation. Define the spaces in your little back garden and explain what they’re for. Create an eating or lounging space with a stone patio, or use plantings to separate the play area from the dining area. Suddenly, it appears that there is a lot more room.
Straight garden elements can appear unappealing and unpleasant at times. Instead of straight lines, use winding and curved lines to create depth and complexity to a garden path or landscape edging. The eye is drawn to the swirling design, which creates a sensation of movement and opens up the area. You can lay down some cheap artificial grass around the edges of the curves to emphasize the curves. Fake grass works well as it needs little to no maintenance. Aside from that, it stays green all year round so even during dry season, it stays green as ever.
Make a Travel Destination
Turning a tiny back garden into a destination will make it feel more spectacular. With a well-placed patio set and grill, you can turn your back garden into a room. Add a distinctive feature, such as a fountain, fire pit, or comfortable reading nook, to make this teeny-tiny space worthwhile.
Select the Correct Trees
If you choose trees that grow up rather than out, you can plant them in a small back garden. Columnar evergreens and dwarf shrubs, for example, are taller, thinner shapes that provide luxuriant landscape without taking up too much room.
Make Use Of Levels
Terraced landscaping helps to define spaces and makes a small back garden appear larger. Build a conversation pit around an outdoor fireplace or elevate your dining area. Terracing can also be used to provide more planting area, while a lower wall can be used as a bench.
Plant enthusiasts take note: overcrowding a small back garden with shrubs and flowers is a proven way to make it look cluttered. Instead, use hanging baskets, wall-mounted flower pots, or stacked crates of foliage to build your garden vertically. You’ll add some color without taking up any valuable ground space.
Stick to little pieces of furniture.
Bulky patio furniture not only takes up a lot of room, but it also overwhelms a small back garden. Instead, choose smaller pieces with a see-through design that allows the eye to go deeper.