Not every house is blessed with an abundance of garden space. It’s a true, but sad fact of real estate. However, that doesn’t mean that those who do have a smaller garden shouldn’t make the most of what they do have. With that in mind, here are some of the key ways that you can work to make the most of your small garden space this summer.
Work with the Sun
In any small garden space, it is vitally important that you make the most of what you have and this is particularly important when it comes to the sun. Building a nice space is all well and good. But, it can feel a little deflating if you later find that you have placed everything in a position that the sun doesn’t favour. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: observe the movement of the sun around your garden.
Yes, spend a day in your garden prior to doing any work on it. Find where the rays land best and focus on that for you sprucing up efforts.
So, you may not have a lot of floor space. But how does your garden do for walls? Probably pretty well, which isn’t actually as much of an issue as you may have initially thought it to be. Walls aren’t dead space, though many people treat it as such. You could actually make great use of them if you have a little touch of creativity. Murals, clocks and all sorts of great garden features can make your walls pop in a multitude of ways.
And you don’t just have to decorate up the wall either, you can grow plants vertically as well! You could try something that actually grows vertically already, like ivy. Or choose to put a few hanging wall pots in place instead for some variety instead.
Choose the Right Furniture
Furniture can make or break your small garden space. Too big and it will drown everything else, too small and it might as well not be there, as well as several other problems not even related to size.
When it comes to modern garden furniture, there is a lot of choice. So remember to go through your options and don’t necessarily settle for the cheapest option available. You want quality that will last and get you through these summer months.
Pots are often something which you can use to make real statements in large gardens. As opposed to the variety of other, smaller, statements you can make through your plants in the ground. In a smaller garden, they can also be used just as effectively. However, you will need to stick to some smaller options and only use one or two big pots for that final larger flare.
Pots can also be useful, as if you do move to a different house with more garden space, you can easily transport your plants with little to no fuss.
At the end of the day, you can’t grow your garden space. But you can make the most of it. So, get to designing a little wonderland for your home today! It can be a true escape for you no matter the size.