Some people believe the smaller the garden, the easier it is to design. However this is not the case. It often takes more thought and more skill to design a small garden than it does a larger garden, due to the need to fit everything in such a small space.
Often you will need to contact a Designer to help to ensure you fit everything in within your small garden. A small garden can look good, it just takes planning and design to ensure that everything fits in perfectly. A few clever tricks with regards to storage can also help to make your garden look even bigger!
When redesigning your small garden, you need to first make sure you have a sketch of your garden. This should include all the changes you have to make and the area you have to work with. This should be done before any landscaping or ‘digging’ has been done. Don’t worry too much about measurements of your garden at this stage, just make sure the sketches are in proportion. Mark out where doors are, fencing and windows on the house to keep it all in proportion.
Choosing the right materials is also important, particularly if your garden is small. Just like when you use mirrors to make the space look bigger in your home. There are certain materials which can make a garden appear bigger. For example, many small gardens use bricked paving as they give the illusion of a bigger garden. You could also use similar materials in your garden as you do inside your home, to create a more spacious feel.
You should make the most out of potted plants in your small garden as this will brighten up your patio. Hanging baskets are great in the summer, particularly when space is limited as you can remove them in the winter or as required. Some other tricks include grouping pots of different heights together as this will increase visual impact even further. If you don’t have different height pots, then use stands to add height to your display.
If you have a small garden then you will want to keep it small and clear of clutter which means you need good storage space. Larger gardens can use sheds, however it’s likely you won’t have room for a shed in your garden, so you may want to use a storage chest instead. This could even be decorated with your potted plants, adding height to your garden design. Storage is important in a garden as you will need plenty of space in the winter to store your garden furniture. It also offers an elevated place to use for parties.
A smaller garden design doesn’t have to look any less perfect than a larger design, you just need to plan it effectively.