Small backyards can be challenging in the landscaping world, but the challenge can definitely be a fun one with lots of unique possibilities. Don’t discount your small backyard as an impossible space or one that won’t look good. It is possible to both make the space look better and to make it a good spot for entertaining and winding down after a hard week. There are a few tricks to transforming a small landscape into a backyard oasis.
One of the best tips is to keep your landscaping in proportion with your space. Use smaller plants that aren’t going to take over the entire backyard when they’re fully-grown. Remember to take the time to keep them carefully pruned and trimmed. You can also use plants and trees to break up the space and make it more interesting to look at. This keeps the eyes moving and makes the space seem bigger since there are so many different things to look at. Just make sure you don’t go overboard and overwhelm the space. Along these same lines, make sure you keep your furniture in proportion. Use a round table rather than a rectangular one to give more space around it.
Use perspective to your advantage. One of the more popular trends with perspective right now is to use diagonal lines. They trick the eye and make the space look bigger. Using pavers to get this effect is especially useful because you can create a diagonal within a diagonal, causing the space to look even bigger. Light colors of pavers will also help with this cause.
If you have a deck, add levels to it rather than having everything on one level. This trend will draw the eyes to different spaces. Using potted plants and other decorations on all the levels of your deck and its steps will create interest. Use different colors with the same basic tone to keep coherence without making the space look too uniform.
Don’t let a small yard or deck be a landscaping nightmare. Use what you have to your advantage and contact the experts at Evergreen Gene’s for more tips and tricks on how to make your small space a great space.
In 1954, Evergreen Gene’s opened its doors in Glen Burnie, MD. The store functioned as a garden center that offered landscaping, lawn maintenance and hardscaping services. When you walk into our store, the selection of trees, flowers and other shrubbery will amaze you. Our inventory has anything that a horticulturist like yourself could possibly want.
Evergreen Gene’s is conveniently located at 401 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie, and is open during regular business hours. We are always happy to speak with our customers, so do not hesitate to give us a call at 410-766-6877.