A small yard may seem like a curse since you have such limited space for activities. With a little ingenuity you can turn even the smallest yard into a personalized getaway. All it takes is a little creativity, maybe some professional advice, and definitely a trip to the local garden center.
Create an Outdoor Room
If you have a small patio and want to make the space feel larger try adding a pergola. The four columns and a roof make the space feel larger without keeping you stuck on just the patio, since you can spread outside of pergola and still feel included.
A small yard and patios don’t always go together well. The hard lines can highlight exactly how small the yard really is. Try using gravel or crushed brick instead to create a patio that easily fits any shape or size you have available. Be sure to put down a layer of landscape fabric to keep weeds from growing up through your new patio.
Use a Trellis for Extra Space
Installing a trellis on the side of your house, or even frees standing, is a great way to drastically increase the amount of planting space you have available. With a trellis the actual floor space taken up by your garden is decreased without sacrificing function.
Make a Grand Entrance
A decorative gate or oversized arbor at the entrance to your yard will make the whole place seem bigger by association, and create a visual focal point. Plus, you can double down and use your arbor like a trellis and plant crawling vines and plants on it.
Checkout Evergreen Gene’s Garden Center
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping, hardscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook,Google+,Pinterest,LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.