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Making a little garden feel grand can be a challenge to some, but growing plants is fun, no matter what. I love the fact that I can grow plants, even though I have a small balcony. Get some great ideas for small garden spaces by checking out this collaborative post on making a quaint little garden feel extensive.
It can be hard to do much with a cozy little garden space. You don’t want to overload it with plants and creature comforts because you’re worried that it’ll start to look cluttered. At the same time, you don’t want to leave your garden area empty because it’ll look sad and uninspired. There is a perfect balance to be found between these two extremes. Here’s some advice on making a quaint little garden feel extensive.
Do Some Landscaping
In the same way that decluttering your house can make rooms feel more spacious, doing some landscaping in your back garden could help you put the space to better use. Making it feel more extensive is about keeping the area neat and tidy. If shrubbery, plants, and the lawn itself have all grown wildly out of control then you should start by trimming back these things to get your garden in order. Try to keep flowers and plants around the edges of your backyard area so that it feels as if there’s an open and inviting center in the garden. Making your quaint little garden feel extensive is all about perception.
Create a Centerpiece
You might think this is hard to do when you’re working with a small garden area, but every outdoor space should have a centerpiece. As we’ll discuss in the next point, creature comforts are important; your garden should feel like home. A centerpiece in this outdoor area could really make your little garden feel so much bigger. You just need to think of something that suits the small space (a pool might not be practical in a tiny garden, after all). Perhaps you could check out lucasgh.com for greenhouse options. If you started growing your plants and flowers in a greenhouse then you’d have a dedicated area for your gardening and an impressive centerpiece for your little garden.
Focus on the Patio Area
A patio area can make your cozy garden feel like much more than a small patch of grass. It makes the space feel like home. Of course, it’s important that you don’t let the patio entirely dominate the garden; after all, you want some sort of natural aspect to remain in this outdoor area. Still, it’s important to have some creature comforts. You might want to get a firepit for your patio area so as to create a warm and cozy vibe that perfectly suits the small nature of your garden. Some cushioned seating could be a nice addition too. As an article over at thespruce.com stated, you’re essentially creating an outdoor room.
And, as mentioned before on this blog, you need to remember that compact spaces are absolutely crucial when designing a patio area for a small garden. You need to utilize space effectively. You could get a dining table with storage options beneath it for your garden equipment, for example. Your patio could be practical and aesthetically-impressive. If you design it cleverly and keep the space feel open (yet cozy) then your garden will feel so much bigger. Again, it’s all a matter of perception. A patio adds another layer to your outdoor space, so it feels more extensive as a result.
How do you make your little (or large) garden space feel bigger? Let me know in the comments section below.