They say the best things come in small packages, well why can’t the same be said for gardens? You don’t need to have a massive amount of space to make your garden look its best, in fact smaller gardens can be easier to maintain and even small changes can have a big impact and make your garden look like a totally new space.
If you’re stuck for ideas, then here are some top tips on what you can achieve:
Who are you?
What kind of a person are you? Are you someone who likes to entertain or would you rather have your garden all to yourself. This will determine what sort of garden you have and what you want to achieve with your garden.
Chase the sun
Figure out where the sun is for the majority of the day as this will dictate what will grow in your garden as well as where you place any garden furniture.
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best things come in
To mow or not to mow?
Although easier to maintain than a large lawn space, smaller lawns need to be regularly mowed in order to look neat and not to overpower the garden. So, you have lots of options to combat this… you could a) use artificial grass or b) you could create a larger patio or flower bed space instead of grass.
Driving you up the wall!
Your garden walls and fences can provide extra growing spaces and make your garden appear larger if they are covered in pretty plants and gorgeous greens. Climbing plants are an obvious option but pouches and wall hanging pots can also be used.
Reflecting on reflection
A great way to make smaller gardens appear bigger is to add garden mirrors which will give the illusion of extra space.
Find space with furniture
Garden furniture can take up a lot of space so for smaller gardens you need to choose carefully. We recommend cube sets as the chairs fold down and, along with the footstools, tuck under the table when not in use, freeing up your garden or patio. Another space-saving solution for garden furniture is stacking chairs. Plenty of garden furniture chairs are easily stackable and can therefore be stored away neatly.
Light up the world
For more than half of the year our UK gardens will lay dormant, untouched, out of use, all thanks to our beloved weather. However, adding great lighting will still give you something to look at from the inside and light up those miserable winter evenings. For small gardens, we recommend subtle lighting that highlights specimen plants.
If your problem isn’t necessarily a small garden but instead a lack of storage space and you’re struggling to store your garden furniture away then we recommend investing in weatherproof garden furniture that is protected even when left outside all year round. Rattan garden furniture built with aluminium frames is 100% weatherproof and can be left outside all year round so you won’t be battling for space in the shed or garage.