The UK gets more and more crowded every day and, with space at a premium, many of us are lucky to have a garden, even if it is tiny! Whatever purpose you want your garden to have, it’s possible to achieve it with a bit of careful planning and making sure that you don’t overcrowd the garden too much. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you get the most out of the space in your small garden.
Keep it simple
When designing a small garden, the most important thing to do is keep it simple. Choose an idea or theme and stick with it. Small spaces can’t do everything at once but they can perform one function really well.
If you attempt to cram too many different ideas or areas into your small garden, they won’t stand out in their own right and your garden will just look cluttered. One clear idea will work much better then a number of clashing elements.
For enjoying the spring and summer weather, a seating area is a great addition to any small garden. Perfect for your own use or for entertaining, place furniture around the perimeter so that you don’t have to navigate your way around the furniture every time you want to use it or when you have guests round.
Keep it tidy
Whether it’s your front or back garden, it’s important to keep it tidy. Weeds and overgrown flower beds can make a small garden look overcrowded so prune overgrown plants and weed flower beds to stop your garden from looking cluttered and messy.
Patios are a great way to transform a small garden with minimum effort. They are practical, easy to maintain and look good all year round. Even if you’ve only got a tiny garden, a patio is a great place to add a chair and catch the summer sunshine. Plus, it’s much less maintenance than a lawn and creates a space that you can actually use.
Merge indoors and outdoors
Open your house out into the garden by adding French doors giving the impression of a bigger space indoors and outdoors. If you have a patio outside, it could serve as an extra seating area when the weather is warmer and make it feel like you have more space than you do.
Build a Rockery
A rockery helps to add depth to the garden and allows you to section off different areas to give the illusion of more space. Again, a rockery is low maintenance but has a great effect and will make your garden look good all year round.
At Yorkstone Supplies, we provide rockery stone in a range of sizes to be used in water features, path edgings and alpine rockeries. Yorkstone is durable and long-lasting which means you can create a low maintenance garden that looks good whatever the weather.
We hope you found these tips useful and can see that, no matter how small your garden is, you can still turn it into an attractive and usable space. At Yorkstone Supplies, we provide a range of products to help you improve and design your garden.