A garden doesn’t have to be big to be beautiful.
Whether you have a small concrete courtyard or tiny rooftop terrace, it’s possible to transform it into a gorgeous outdoor retreat. All it takes is a bit of planning and a touch of creativity.
Our experts share their advice on how to make the most of your small garden space.
Plan From The Inside Out
Due to the Great British weather, we tend to spend more time indoors than we do outside. That’s why the view of your garden from inside your home is just as important as how it looks from the outside.
By placing pots, plants and features towards the back of your garden, you’ll be able to see them in all their splendour whenever you look out your window. We recommend working out from the corners to maximise space.
Landscaping in this way should leave enough room in your garden for a small table and chairs, so you can sit down and make the most of the summer weather.
Lighting Changes Everything
When it comes to smaller gardens, a little bit of lighting goes a very long way. It only takes a couple of solar lights in some well-placed pots to illuminate an entire area and accentuate the features you most like to see.
If you have a table and chairs in your garden, drape some outdoor string lights over the nearest fence or the branches of a tree. It’s a wonderful way to create a cosy ambience.
Privacy Is Key
With a smaller garden, it’s likely you’ll be overlooked in some way. Thankfully there are some simple ways to increase your privacy whilst enhancing the look of your garden.
Decorative pots look gorgeous in smaller gardens, especially if you lack a flowerbed. Fill them with tall-growing shrubs to brighten your garden and block out the view of neighbours. You can also place smaller pots in front of them to add depth to your garden and make it look even bigger.
Our artificial leaf and flower trellises are also a great way to make your garden feel more private. Attach them to walls and fences to restrict the view of neighbours and create a beautiful backdrop for the rest of your garden.
Storage Is Essential
All those pot plants and flowers require regular maintenance, so it’s important you have somewhere to store your watering can, gardening tools and equipment.
Size is no obstacle with our garden sheds. Thanks to their slimline design, they take up a minimal amount of room whilst providing plenty of storage space for your essentials, including interior shelves and a small roof compartment.
Potting Your Plants
Every garden needs a spot where you can get your hands dirty, potting plants and flowers. At less than a metre long, our compact potting table is a perfect solution for a smaller garden.
The potting table has a galvanised metal work surface which is designed at waist height to comfortably stand at when you’re potting. A raised back and side panels help to contain the soil whilst a slatted storage shelf provides a perfect storage space for your potting essentials.
We hope these tips have given you some good ideas on how to transform your small garden space. To view our full range of gardening products, visit our garden range today.
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