Fantastic Landscape Ideas in Small Spaces

At Oakview Landscaping all we want to do is provide our customers with a beautiful, practical landscape. Whether you have a front or back garden, large or small spaces or prefer patio over grass, we want to make sure that you have the perfect area to relax, entertain and ultimately enjoy yourself in. Today we are going to discuss some ideas for people with smaller gardens to work with.

Like lots of other homeowners, you may not have the largest of gardens. As such, you might be under the impression that you need much more space if you are to make your home have a great, beautiful garden. The good news is that this is far from the truth, no matter what size your garden is you can transform it into a fantastic place to relax in and have laughs with friends & family. No matter how small your backyard may be, you’ve still got the power to come up with fantastic landscapes. Today we are going to discuss some of the great ideas that may be useful for you. When used in the right way, they can completely transform the look of your garden

Come up with an outdoor room
By an addition of a freestanding pergola, you can turn your tiny patio into a lovely outdoor room. For instance, you can build a wooden pergola that is relatively small on a patio. You would then enhance its look with a teak arrangement of seats. This pergola gives the feeling of enclosure, thereby making your small patio to appear larger than it really is.


Make use of your trees
The bare spots under the trees in your backyard can be used to make your garden appear lovely and larger. You can place something underneath the tree which will add to your garden without using too much more space.

Think about removing your lawn
When you want to make the most of your garden think about exactly what you want. If you do not need a grassy area then think about removing it to replace it with a designer patio or other beautiful feature.

Take the seasons into consideration
It’s very important that your garden looks awesome throughout the year. Avoid plants and flowers that look great during the spring & summer but don’t look so good over the winter. You can benefit from the colours of the late seasons by planting annuals and perennials. Alternatively, go for trees and shrubs that produce beautiful berries or bear interesting barks during winter.

Make use of gravel
For optimal beauty and low maintenance, you can make use of gravel or crushed bricks in paving the small gardens. This is a less expensive and easier option compared to flagstone or brick. However, make sure to think of laying a landscape fabric to ensure you do not get weeds growing through the gravel.

Add a water feature
If you want a lovely water feature then know that your backyard doesn’t have to be huge. As a matter of fact, with a water garden, you can effectively deal with wet or low spots around the backyard. Furthermore, all you need is to dig up the area, then add a pump and a pond liner. The water garden, no matter how small, will invite colourful birds and butterflies.

water feature

Invite the wildlife
With the right choice of flowers, your small garden can act as a haven for butterflies and birds. You can even have a birdhouse and a bird feeder. These will make the garden look friendly to the wildlife and you will benefit from having wonderful wildlife frolicking in your garden.

Make use of smaller plant pots
In place of one or two large planters, it’s better to rely on smaller pots. When you have a smaller garden then smaller pots give off the feeling that your garden is larger. Not only that but smaller pots work great on either on the garden shelves or the walls.

Make use of vertical planting
If you want to increase the scale of space in your garden, you can make use of vertical planting. Not only does it save space it is a great conversation starter.

Make the garden walkways curved
By putting curves into the garden paths, you create a sense of space. When you visitors walk on the meandering pathways, they get the feeling of a large space. Another tip here is to make the paths large enough for two people to walk side by side.

With the use of some of these ideas, you can end up with fantastic landscapes in your small backyards. No matter what you decide, make sure to give us a call to discuss your plan. We have a team of professionals ready to help you through all of your decisions and to help design you a bespoke, beautiful landscape.

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