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How To Make The Most Of A Small Outdoor Space

How To Make The Most Of A Small Outdoor Space

The days of large gardens are slowly coming to an end as the average garden size in the UK continues the trend of decreasing. However, no matter how small of our gardens get, the potential is only increasing. 

If you have a small outdoor space, then you need to get creative with your gardening design in order to unleash the potential of your garden and turn it into the perfect space for your needs. 

Whether you’re after a pet-friendly space for man’s best friend, a space for your children or grandchildren to play safely, or your own little oasis at home, our top tips are on hand to help.  

Struggling to realise the potential of your small garden? Here’s how to make the most of a small outdoor space…

Design Tip One: Declutter and Organise the Space

To make the most of a small outdoor area, you need to start by uncovering as much of the space a possible. A small space that’s cluttered and overflowing with pots, furniture, and gardening equipment is never going to feel like the kind of relaxing retreat a small garden is capable of becoming. 

Organising the layout of your garden, separating areas for relaxing, planting, and storage, will help you to keep the main area of your small outdoor space clear. Smart storage options, like box benches and tables that hide a compartment inside, are a great investment if you have a lot of items to store outside and need creative space to do so. 

How To Make The Most Of A Small Outdoor Space

Decorative fencing can add attractive detail to your garden, whilst trellis fencing is a great option if you want to add climbing plants. Any style of garden fence can be a breath-taking backdrop to plants that primarily grow vertically, saving you floor space without reducing the amount of plants available to you

Design Tip Two: Get Clever with Your Garden Fencing

An important part of optimising the space in a small outdoor space is remembering that there is plenty of vertical space, which can make up for the lack of horizontal space. One of the best ways to make use of this space is with creative garden fencing. 

Decorative fencing can add attractive detail to your garden, whilst trellis fencing is a great option if you want to add climbing plants. Any style of garden fence can be a breath-taking backdrop to plants that primarily grow vertically, saving you floor space without reducing the amount of plants available to you. 

Design Tip Three: Make the Most of Your Patio or Decking Space

A patio or deck is the perfect addition to gardens big and small. A beautiful patio is the perfect space to relax and enjoy the best of your garden, especially when you choose a long-lasting and beautiful patio material, like resin bound surfacing. 

With a resin bound patio, you can create a beautiful centrepiece to your garden with a strong, durable, and low-maintenance surface – ideal for small spaces.

If your garden is very small, then making use of permeable resin surfaces to fill the whole space will make the outdoor area practical and more manageable.

There are also other ways to make full use of your patio or decking area, such as growing patio fruit trees. A number of fruits are perfectly suitable for container growth, so even if you don’t have grass in your garden, you can still bring life and colour to the area. 

How To Make The Most Of A Small Outdoor Space

A small garden doesn’t have to mean a small ambience.  You can create a massive impact in any garden, whether it’s a townhouse, basement, or courtyard!

Design Tip Four: Fill Your Garden with Colour

Gardening is a wonderfully healthy pastime, but so is sitting back and enjoying the garden that you’ve created. To create a bold and vibrant garden space in a small area, you need to make sure that you pack plenty of colour into the space that you have. 

A vibrant garden is the ultimate way to make the most of a small outdoor space, bringing colour, wildlife and a whole range of planting options into your small garden. 

Design Tip Five: Create Maximum Impact For Minimum Effort

A small garden doesn’t have to mean a small ambience.  You can create a massive impact in any garden, whether it’s a townhouse, basement, or courtyard. 

Lights are an easy way to create a stand out atmosphere and redesign your garden space for entertaining, or just relaxing on a summer or winter evening when the sun is going down. Fairy lights, lanterns, fire pits, or spotlights mean you can get creative with your lighting to create a bold statement in your garden.

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Bring Your Small Garden Design Idea to Life With Home Logic!

No outdoor space is too small to create something beautiful. If you’re in need of a garden transformation, then Home Logic are always here to help. 

Our wonderful range of gardening services and products can bring life back to gardens big and small, and finally give you a reason to enjoy time in your garden. For more information about our services, please call Home Logic today, and unleash the potential of your garden

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