Fed up with your small garden? It’s okay, sometimes less can be more. First things first, let’s be realistic… a vegetable patch or a jacuzzi might be a squeeze! Fortunately for you, there are plenty of design ideas that can open up even the smallest spaces. If you have a small garden and want to make the most of it, then you are definitely going to love some of these tips and tricks from our Rossendale based landscape gardeners.
Level it up
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to improve the spaciousness of your small garden is to incorporate a split-level design. This may entail a few steps leading down to your tiny flower garden or if you have a little more space to utilise, maybe you could have a gazebo on a separate level. Either way, if you add different levels, you can definitely make your small garden appear larger and more interesting than before!
Of course, the option to incorporate a split-level design will depend on just how little the space you have to work with is, you will want to avoid adding too many levels as this could easily become a safety risk. We wouldn’t want anybody to take a tumble!
Included a fire pit in your small garden’s design will add an element of sophistication. Just because you have a limited amount of space available, this does not mean that you can’t create a functional space that you can use to relax. You can incorporate a seating area around the fire pit to create a welcoming setting to host your family and friends. So, although a fire pit may take up quite a bit of your space, it is a feature that will ensure that your small garden is cosy.
If you would like to feature a fire pit in the design of your garden, our landscape gardeners can create a bespoke seating area and fire pit design to fit in the space which you have available.
When you have a small garden, we would definitely advise against creating too many sections. That being said, what should you do if you want a pathway between one part of your garden to another? Our landscapers recommend stepping stones or plank paving rather than creating an entirely paved section in your small garden. If you take this advice, then at least you are not cutting your garden in two with a fully paved area linking the different sections together.
Smart outdoor lighting
One way our Rossendale landscape gardeners have made a small garden look bigger is by tactfully installing smart outdoor lighting. By brightening up a small garden in the evening, you will accentuate your space. The use of smart lighting will also ensure that you are able to enjoy your garden even when it is dark outside!
Our landscapers are big fans of Philips’ range of Smart Outdoor Lighting and would definitely recommend adding lighting to your garden irrespective of its size. There are so many advantages that can be associated with smart outdoor lighting, these include: quickly choose from up to 16 million colours and the ability to dim the lights from 1% to 100% as you see fit. Whether you want to give your garden a warm orange glow or replicate the streets of Amsterdam, with Philips Hue the possibilities are truly endless.
Just because your garden is tiny does not mean that it can’t be super stylish! One of the first factors which you should take into consideration before you arrange a consultation is, how would you like to separate your garden from your neighbours? If you don’t have a lot of space available to you, but you would still like a floral feature, then perhaps a flower wall may be a solution for you. This is a fantastic substitute for an ordinary fence or wall.
Many people opt for a flower wall when they want to create a seating area in their garden. This would definitely be a pretty addition to any garden. With a flower wall, you would have a lot of choices too as they come in an array of different colours and shapes, we can even source custom designs if you would like to go for something a little different.
Small garden? No problem
Your garden is what you make of it. We started this article by saying that sometimes less can be more and that is definitely true! By incorporating some of the ideas in this article into your small garden, you can create a space that is both functional and stylish. So, whether you go for a bespoke fire pit or have a bespoke lighting arrangement, we truly hope that you create a space that you can enjoy.
Our landscapers hope that you have found this article to be insightful. If you have a small garden and would like to discuss the different options available to you, our landscape gardeners in Rossendale have experience working on projects of all different shapes and sizes, so they are equipped with the skill and knowledge required to help you create your dream garden! What are you waiting for? Schedule a consultation with one of our Rossendale landscape gardeners to begin the transformation of your garden.