It is said that all good things come in small packages. So, don't despair if you are not blessed with a big yard and instead have a small one. Actually, it's easier to maintain a small one, and it would not even imply that you would have to compromise on the designing. There is no dearth of landscaping ideas for small yards. Some ideas are given here.
- To add to that, stone paths do not take a lot of space.
- Flagstone and slate are two good options, when it comes to a stone path.
- Have creeping plants meandering between the stones for a green look rather than a totally dry one.
- This is one amongst the many interesting residential landscaping ideas.
Brickbats and Bouquets
- If you are bored of patio paves and concrete-edged designs, use bricks, i.e., have a brick edging.
- It is available in a lot of varieties like a scalloped block or delicate patterns.
- Using a brick edge of your choice will keep the ground color contained, and appear neat and clean.
- You can further base some greenery around the bricks - shrubs, flowering plants, grasses, and creepers.
- Perhaps a research as to what kind of flowers are suited to the local climate, and the kind of soil you have and other issues would have to be done.
- This is not very harsh on your pockets, as the area you are looking at is not huge. Although, maintaining a flower bed might be a bit tedious.
- A small fountain or a rock garden having a fountain can add elegance and a unique dimension.
- You can also consider designing it in a Zen (Japanese) style with a bridge and stone path. This style has water as a very important element.
- This can create an illusion of your yard being bigger and will give it a depth.
- Consider having lighter hues in the flowers you choose, or the type of grass, and the overall decor to make the place appear bigger and spacious.
- Team this up with wrought iron and free-standing plant hooks to further impart a vertical look.