You may have always loved the idea of having an amazing yard and garden but unfortunately, your small yard won't accommodate those big dreams. However, before you give up and accept your small yard for the way it looks, there are several things that you can do to make your smaller yard stand out or even seem much bigger than it actually is. Here are a few tips to help you landscape your smaller yard.
Light Up Your Space
The right lighting can highlight the architectural details on your home's exterior and help your smaller yard seem much bigger. For example, if you have a small pathway in your yard, choose smaller solar lights to draw attention to this area. Small spotlights pointed upwards will also help draw the eye upwards, which can make your yard seem much larger.
If you want to include lanterns, sconces, or any other fixtures in the area, choose products that are smaller and will not take up too much space. Blending the lighting with your shrubs and inside flower beds will also highlight these features without taking up unnecessary space.
Choose The Right Type of Trees, Ground Cover, and Flowers
You may have always wanted a huge oak tree or weeping willow but unfortunately, these massive trees would take up way too much space in your small backyard. Instead, choose shrubs, trees, flowers, and ground cover that will work with the small area you have. For example, dwarf varieties of trees and shrubs, including trees and shrubs that you can keep in small, decorative pots, are a great option.
Additionally, take advantage of any fences, walls, or other vertical spaces in your backyard and use these to your advantage. Hanging baskets displayed on the corner of an overhang or creeping vines will both add green to your backyard without encroaching on the limited space on the ground.
Pick Smaller Furniture and Decorative Pieces
Finally, you want to be able to enjoy your backyard and all that beautiful landscaping, which means you need some furniture. Additionally, adding a few decorative pieces, such as small statues, a birdbath, or even a small fountain, can break up the green colors in your yard. However, make sure that you choose pieces that will not overwhelm the space.
For instance, a small metal table and chairs is a great option that will allow you to enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with friends in your beautiful backyard.
From including the right lighting to finding the ideal trees, shrubs, and ground cover, there are several ways you can get the most out of your small backyard space.
Contact a landscaping contractor to learn more.