Everyone wants to have a good outdoor space to their name. Some people out there want to have a porch to sit out on and enjoy the sun with a cup in their hands. Some people want to have room to run around with the kids, on a lush and green lawn. And some people love it when their garden becomes overgrown and turns into their own mini jungle! But depending on the amount of square feet you have out there, your plans may become a bit limited…
If you’ve got tiny home plans in your future, there’s a good chance your garden or front yard are going to be on an equally small scale – so here’s a post to give you some inspiration about what to do with your minimal room! And when you’re planting and scaping with longevity in mind, there’s little need for you to keep an eye on what’s going on out there!
Turn Your Garden into a Patio
When you’ve got a small outdoor space, and you’re sick and tired of seeing the neighbor’s hedges on the other side, why not do without the greenery in your own garden and turn the couple square feet into a single patio area? It’s great for both the summer and winter seasons, and allows you a lot more longevity.
Not only that, but a patio area allows you to fill the space with furniture, making it a lot more functional for your needs, and also means you can pot some plants that you can switch out whenever you want or need to!
Grow Upwards Instead of Outwards
If you’ve got a small garden to work with, then it’s probably boxed in on every side by fences or walls, and you’re starting to feel a little cramped whenever you go out there. Well, now’s the time to change both your perception of the area, and how much space you actually have, in one single fell swoop: plant upwards!
Get a planter to hang on one of those fences or walls (or make one yourself!), and then put whatever potted plants you want in there. It’s an especially good idea if you fancy a spice or an herb garden, to make sure your family mealtimes are more warming and loving than ever, and you’ll probably be able to even plant a few vegetables here as well. It’ll both look and taste very nice when you’re done!
Border with Low Walls
If you’ve got a lot of plants and planting boxes in your small garden, be sure to go the extra mile with the design by erecting some low wall border, mostly out of stone, and then double them up into a bit of seating. This will allow you to take your guests out there, and be safe in the knowledge that you’ve got enough room for everyone to relax!
And then you can buy a couple of cushions for the ultimate comfort out here, and move them around whenever you fancy a change! Simple, yet beautiful.
Get Your Garden Professionally Landscaped
It’s a one time expense that’s just going to keep on giving! When you’ve got professionals on call to work a space for you, you can have as much or as little input as you want or can afford, and that alone makes this option worth it. So if you’ve got a small outdoor space that you’re losing your good night’s sleep over, why not let people with experience take care of it?
Landscaping companies exist around every corner, and you can be sure there’s going to be a local option within your area to lean on. Call them out for a consultation, which are often free, have them lay out a design, which you’ll only need to approve or ask for a redesign on, and then allow the professionals to get to work.
Ready to Get to Work?
You should have a lot of ideas on your hands now, and you’re probably sitting there brewing in creative inspiration for what you can do with your outdoor space. Don’t worry, there’s a lot of wiggle room to a small porch or single alleyway between your home and the neighbors, and you can do a lot to decorate them in fun and friendly ways!
If you’ve got any ideas of your own, let us know about them! Sharing in the knowledge of living on the small side is the best way to encourage the lifestyle, and do it in style!
*This is a contributed post.