A lot of people in the UK have small gardens nowadays. However, having a small garden does not mean you can’t have big plans. There are a whole host of things you can do to your garden to make it a little paradise. This blog post will reveal some of the best ideas for small gardens and hopefully help you decide what’s best for you.
One of the best ways to give the illusion of more space in your garden is by keeping things simple and avoiding too much clutter. Don’t crowd the little space you do have with too many different elements and keep things simple by sticking to a stringent colour scheme and avoiding contrasting styles in things such as pots and plants.
When considering ideas for small gardens it is important to factor in the practical elements a garden is used for, which can often take up a lot of room. If you have a shed or an area for your bins then it is a good idea to mask this, you can do so by using screening. Another practicality which can take up a lot of room is the drying of clothes on a clothing line, my suggestion is to buy one which can be folded and put away once used.
In addition to simplicity, another way in which you can give the impression of extra space is through the incorporation of a footpath in your garden. Even if it is a tiny path it will give the notion that you need to move around in order to experience the full garden space, and therefore, giving off the impression that your garden is, in fact, a lot bigger than it really is. Remember to keep your footpath simple; don’t use too many materials or varying styles. Kelkay gravel is a good choice. Not only does it look good but it is cheap and easy to use as well.
Finally, other design ideas for small gardens include blurring the edges of your garden. By doing this you get rid of definitive edges and so the size of your garden is not blatantly obvious. To blur the edges of your garden you will need to add climbers to your walls and fences. You can use this as an opportunity to add colour to your garden as you obviously won’t have the space to have an array of bright flowers and trees planted everywhere.
A small garden does not have to be any less beautiful than a big one. Hopefully, the ideas for small gardens mentioned in this blog post have opened your eyes to the array of things you can do to yours. Give them a try and see the outcome they may have!