Small Garden Landscaping
Small garden & Townhouse Landscaping
Small gardens are rapidly becoming the norm in our cities. With the right design, it could be an incredible garden. We at Landscaping Solutions can assist you with landscaping your small garden by using the space creatively thereby making it an enjoyable place in which to spend time.
A home is defined by both its interior and its exterior so let's make your small garden landscaping functional and beautiful. In the long run, your small garden is a feature that could turn a negative selling feature into an appreciating asset when you decide to sell your home one day.
Landscaping does not entirely centre around plants and flowers. It has to also take into consideration the fence, the walls, the deck, the patio, water features etc. It is important to observe every little aspect before beginning the landscaping of your small garden.
When planning small garden landscaping, you could consider the following:
- A water feature which provides tranquillity.
- Lighting which can make a feature of foliage.
- A sitting area.
- A fire pit.
- Plants and flowers.
It of course depends on how much space you have available. You may decide to focus on one main function of your small garden or you could divide the area into a few distinct areas.
If you've chosen to divide the area up for a few separate uses, it is a good idea to have a pathway with pavers or stones to each area. It is interesting to note that by using larger format pavers, it will make the space appear larger rather than using lots of smaller sized stones or bricks.
Remember, you will not be able to add more width to your small garden but with vertical landscaping, you can create the illusion of more space.
By using a variety of plants at varying heights, it can capitalise on the amount of visual interest you are bringing to the space.
You can include tall shady trees, sprawling ivy but you can also include shorter plants by stacking them up in graduated planters or flower beds.
Vertical, narrow foliage allows plenty of light to filter through without causing over-crowding.
Use strong, simple shapes for garden beds. Geometric shapes can generate a feeling of space. This also allows scope for more decorative elements that you can add into the garden such as sculpture and water features.
To attract visual interest to your small garden, use bold colours. Flowers in bloom are an excellent way to add colour to any outdoor space. It is, however, best to focus on only using 2 to 3 colours when designing your entire small garden otherwise it could look too busy.
Some points to take into account when landscaping your small garden:
- Keep outdoor furniture to an appropriate size.
- Select plants that will not grow too big for the space.
- Structures such as pergolas should be carefully designed to connect visually with the architecture of the house.
- There should be a link between house and garden as the architecture is a prominent backdrop to small garden landscaping.
- As most small gardens are viewed from the house, think about creating visual focal points which can be viewed from within the house.
- Use dual purpose elements such as planters that double as seating.
- Ensure that paving or decking areas are big enough to include a table and chairs. Bench seating is best for small areas.
- By adding lighting you can utilise the garden after dark. Feature trees, water features and gazebos will benefit from subtle lighting.
- Simplicity is the key. It doesn’t mean boring as a simple flowing landscape promotes space.
Why use Landscaping Solutions for your townhouse garden landscaping?
With our expertise at Landscaping Solutions, we can design your small garden for you including the installation of a deck, patio, outdoor fireplace or a water feature. We make landscaping your small garden easy.
Contact us today to get a free estimate for small garden landscaping.
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