If you have a small yard, you may think that landscaping is impossible or useless, but it can actually make a huge difference. Small yards are more difficult to landscape, but they have their advantages. A backyard is meant to feel cozy and relaxing, which is easier to maintain in a small area. Also, a compact yard means less maintenance than a large area, saving you time and money. When done correctly, landscaping can help a limited space transform into a beautiful, relaxing area.
Your front yard is the first thing people see when walking up to your home, and it’s always nice to have a garden that is inviting and welcoming. A front yard garden can show off the best features of your home while also providing privacy. Plants, shrubs, and flowers are a great way to use a small yard to provide a friendly and approaching feeling as people enter your home.
Maximize Your Space
When you have a small backyard, square footage is precious, and every inch should be maximized to the full potential. Oversized lounges or chairs are not necessary, as they take up way too much space in your small yard. Instead, make the most out of your area by creating bench seating against walls or fences so that the central green space can remain open. This makes your yard look larger while providing an open space for plants and flowers to add greenery to your home. If you have an extra small yard, window boxes are also a great way make your home a part of your landscaping, while adding greenery by growing flowers or vegetables.
A small backyard doesn’t need a grassy area, as it may be a burden spending time mowing such a compact area. Greenery is still important, however, and landscaping your yard with plants is an excellent idea. Plants have a significant impact on how spacious your yard feels, and a diagonal design will make your tiny space look bigger. Paving stones and tiles can also be laid in a diagonal pattern from the back of your yard to the house, making the eye draw across the entire space.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping 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.