Stumped for ideas on how to make the most of your small yard? Don’t fear, even a little balcony or cosy courtyard can have a wonderful effect if it is designed well. Check out our ideas below on how to maximise your garden space.
Prioritise & make a plan
The first step to creating any amazing outdoor space is to know your priorities and make a plan accordingly. Ask yourself how you want to use the space. With a small yard you won’t be able to fit everything in, but you can do a few things really well. Before planting or constructing anything, make an overall plan. We guarantee it will save you time and help you achieve a final result that you love.
Limit the colours & textures
Having only a small space to work with, it’s a good idea to limit the amount of materials you use and keep the colours coordinated. Too much going on in a small backyard may overwhelm the senses and make the space look crowded. Instead, stick with two or three materials and colours so that they really sing.
With limited ground space available, it’s a great idea to make use of vertical space. Growing a vertical garden or installing shelving can help utilise space you didn’t know you had. Think about hanging plants, or growing a climber up an empty wall. These vertical solutions have the added advantage of drawing the eye towards the sky, creating a sense of spaciousness.
Use pots for a flexible space
If you don’t have room for a garden bed, consider planting in pots. Pots can fit in awkward nooks and can easily be shifted if you need to rearrange the space. Additionally, pot plants can be easier to look after, and simple to move if they need more or less sunlight. They can be watered by hand and are easy to weed.
Create zones & empty space
Creating zones or layers can help make your garden feel more spacious. Instead of having everything crammed into one spot, zoning can create the illusion of a longer, more stylish yard. Even though you don’t have much room, try not to overcrowd the space. Retaining some empty space can help give the yard a more open feel.
Open up your outdoor space and make it more appealing by adding lighting. Used well, lighting can make the feeling of spaciousness and create the illusion of a higher ceiling. It can also create a great mood in your garden, perfect for entertaining guests or having a quiet evening to yourself.
Keep your yard clean and tidy
A regular clean and tidy of your outdoor space will do wonders for making it look more spacious. Clutter and mess can make any space feel cramped, but a clean and tidy backyard will be inviting.
Need small garden ideas in Perth?
At Luke’s Landscaping, we assist with landscaping and garden idea across Perth and can help you maximise your outdoor space, no matter what size. Our services cover the whole process from understanding your yard and creating a plan all the way to making it come to life. For more information or to make an enquiry, get in touch us today