Must-Read Tips for Small Garden Owners

If you have a small garden, it can feel like there’s not very much you can do with it. You may indeed be lacking on space. However, that doesn’t mean you should be lacking that nice, outside haven everyone should have as part of their homes. There are a lot of ways you can make your small garden shine. Just keep reading and before long you won’t think of it as inadequate anymore.

Getting inspired

Doing work to the garden can feel like the biggest task, no matter how big or small it is. We all want a lovely, pretty garden but the truth is a lot of us start off with a complete mess on our hands. Take a look around for designs to get inspired by. Tackling your garden becomes a lot less of a chore when you have a design or something you want to try in mind.

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You don’t need a big plot to make your garden

If you have a small garden, the chances are that you don’t have a lot of good soil to dig yourself into. You might not even have any soil available at all. However, don’t let that be the end of your gardening dreams. There are plenty of very pretty ways to add a bit of life to your garden. For instance, consider adding wooden planter boxes.

Go vertical

You don’t just have to rely on the space at your feet, either. There are some pretty great ways that you can find of gardening vertically. Not only does it give you more space in the garden but it can look fantastic. Two methods you might want to consider are using vertical garden towers, as well as the tried and trusty way of using your fences.

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Let more light into the garden

If you’ve got a partition or a fence that’s blocking too much of the light, a small garden can feel even smaller. Don’t let shadows dominate your space. Get your hands on some lattice and use it with a big of imagination. You’ll be allowing a lot more light in and making your garden feel a good deal more free in the process.

If you can’t extend outwards, extend inwards

A lot of our advice has been on ways to add more to your garden, but perhaps you need to add more garden. You probably won’t be able to put the time or money into getting some kind of extension, however. The solution? Invite the garden inside. Homes look a lot brighter and more lively for having a bit of greenery inside. Having the border between your home and garden decorated with plant-life is a great way of making your garden feel even bigger.

There you have it. Just because your garden’s small doesn’t mean it should be lacking any of the natural life you can find in others. Use as much of the space as you can, whether it’s in a box, up a fence or even inside. The only limit is your imagination.

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4 Comments

  1. 10th February 2016 / 9:38 pm

    We have a very small patio and a small balcony for our garden so the idea of going vertical is one that I might need to employ in our outside spaces. Fantastic ideas :-)
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