Are your landscaping dreams confined to a small backyard? Don’t despair! Some of the most beautiful gardens take root in tiny spaces. With a little imagination and time investment, you can develop an outdoor area that suits your needs and provides an aesthetic oasis where you can relax. Discover some of the best small space backyard ideas.
Tiers and Terraces
If you can create narrow tiers or terraces along one side of your backyard, you’ll find that the visual layers give the space more dimension, making it look larger. Try long, narrow raised flowerbeds, starting about halfway up the fence or wall and descending to ground level.
Want to have an herb garden but lack the space? Good news! Herbs can be grown in a variety of containers of all sizes. You can buy compact urban garden kits or supplies to create your own hanging wall garden, stocked with fresh herbs that you can pluck to use in soups, salads, and other delicious dishes.
Storage and Seating
When space is limited, you can combine seating options with storage space. Choose chairs, couches, benches, or stools that have hidden compartments, baskets or bins underneath to house gardening implements, outdoor toys, extra pillows, and other necessities.
If you have a fence, you can use it as a trellis for clinging vines of all kinds. You could also install narrow, soil-filled boxes to serve as additional planters for flowers or for vegetables like kale, fruits like strawberries, or herbs such as oregano.
If you have children, consider painting the fence or wall with chalkboard paint! The surface will serve as a welcome occupation and distraction for little ones. Though the yard is small, they can have fun and get creative while enjoying the fresh air.
Turn your small space backyard into an extension of your home! Include a pavilion, awning, umbrella, or pergola for coverage against rain and sun. String beautiful lights across the space for evening entertainment.
You can also invest in comfortable outdoor furniture with plush, colorful cushions. Buy handy side tables that double as storage, and add a tiny bar cart that holds adult beverages or delightful drinks like lemonade, peach iced tea, or fruit punch.
For additional urban gardening ideas, or to buy soil, decorative stone, grass seed, and other supplies, visit the Kurtz Bros., Inc. website. You can also contact us and we’ll be happy to share suggestions for gardening and relaxing in a small backyard.