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Garden and landscaping ideas for small gardens

By Kirstine Pedersen

Updated: November 27th, 2020

Got a small space to work with? These gardening tips to optimise the space should help.

Inner city life can mean large outdoor spaces are hard to come by, so you need to figure out gardening ideas that work in smaller spaces.

Read on for some creative gardening and landscaping ideas for smaller back gardens:

Add a mirror to your outdoor space 

Who doesn’t want double the amount of green space in their garden? You might not have the acres, but you can fake a few extra metres with this simple gardening tip. Mirrors are a simple but effective way to make smaller gardens look larger and also reflect light, bringing ambiance to your outdoor space. Whatever style you choose, a mirror will make an immediate difference to how large your garden looks and feels.

Add a mirror to your garden

Grow some ivy

Using crawling plants such as ivy or jasmine can spruce up a boring wall without using up any precious garden space. All you need to do is put up some wire and attach the crawler. No need to prune it as it grows – just wrap the tendrils back around the wire to ensure it keeps growing in the right direction.

Add a water feature

Adding a focal point such as a water fountain or pond is a lovely calming solution and creates a great focal point for your outside space. This type of installation can be great for creating a space of serenity for city dwellers.

Orange and White Koi Fish Near Yellow Koi Fish

Incorporate some grass

Adding grass to you outdoor spaces will make the area seem larger and is also great for kids and pets. It can be real or not, depending on how much time you’re willing to put into maintaining your garden.

Edible plants

Even in a small space, you can still have a herb garden by building up and utilising some  blank wall space. Turn it into a DIY project by recycling old pot plants or even a shoe holder to plant all your favourite kitchen herbs.

Add some height

Horizontal gardens are the way to go if you have a very small space and still want a striking outdoor space.  For these type of installations it might take a bit of landscape design to ensure it’s all done correctly.

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