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Small Garden Design Ideas You'd Certainly Want to Steal

A small garden requires more planning and organization due to the space constraint. Given further are some design ideas for a small garden so as to make it look beautiful and less cluttered.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018
Urban Garden And Farming
In urban housing plans, it is very difficult to get a space large enough for gardening. Hence, if you have a limited area, you can make a garden that is small.
Tranquil Garden
Even for landscapers, planning a small flower garden layout is a difficult task. There are many features to be incorporated while making adequate room for each.
Unique Ideas
Modern wood terrace and garden
Design plans for gardens with limited space work better compared to mixing varied aspects of gardening. You can incorporate sitting areas with classy garden furniture, or something that reflects your personal taste and creativity. Factors to consider are given here.
Garden Layout
Backyard flower garden
Imagine your small garden as a whole component without dividing it into sections. You can have hidden pathways in between the garden for maintenance purpose. The theme of the layout should let you can enjoy the garden in one view.
Gardening Approach
Backyard vegetable garden
The first step is to be firm about what you want in your garden. You should consider whether you are maintaining a garden just to beautify your yard with flowers or if you want to grow seasonal vegetables too, and proceed accordingly.
Garden Components
English Garden
Designing a garden in a small space does not mean you can't erect trellis, arbors, bridges, gazebos, or other structures. They divide the garden into two parts. You can plant vines and climbers to give a complete look or make flower beds.
Selection of Plants
Woman shopping in garden center
Think carefully while selecting the type of plants for your landscape. You cannot accommodate all the plants that you love to grow.
Tulip Garden
Hence, pick the best of your choices considering the required care level and adaptability of the plant in your area. Make sure that the flowers bloom for at least two seasons.
Pattern of Color
Tulips In A Garden
While selecting plants for your garden, factors such as the plant height, growing conditions, blooming period, and maintenance should be taken into consideration.
White Rhododendron In Garden
Instead of going for a blend of vibrant colored flowers, go for light colored ones, as this will make your garden space appear larger than it actually is.
Design Ideas
Rock Garden
Include a water element, or if possible, make curved flower beds for creating diversity in a plain-looking garden. You can place ornamental rocks at the borders to improve the texture of the yard.
Shrubs Cut Into Ball
A perfectly maintained hedge with evergreen shrubs and bushes will give privacy to you and your family members.
Small garden
The plus point of a small garden design is that you can pay close attention to your garden, while spending less efforts in maintaining it. You should be watchful over the flowers, and remove those that do not survive well.
Path in garden
So, implement these ideas and convert your garden into a great space that you'll love visiting and revisiting.