If your backyard is on the small side, you may be looking for ways to make the most out of the available space. Even the smallest of backyards have the potential to offer peace and tranquility; all you need is some imagination and the motivation to put in the work. Here are five easy landscaping ideas that will help you improve any small backyard. They’ll inspire you to transform any small space and maximise its potential.
1. Install a fire pit
If you love hosting friends and family, a fire pit will create a central focal point around which everyone can be seated and even lets you cook outdoors with a minimum of fuss. Fire pits are a low-cost way to brighten up any small backyard and give you a cozy eating space that doesn’t seem crowded.
2. Use garden tiles to create walkways
One of the easiest ways to landscape a small backyard is to use garden tiles to create small walkways. This lets you walk effortlessly from your backdoor to any feature such as a fire pit, outdoor chair, or flower bed. This looks super clean and tidy, and also minimises the number of plants you need to finish the area.
3. Get vertical
With not much ground area, you can make use of wall space with your fences or even your home itself with a vertical garden. Plant-pot wall brackets are an excellent option. Plus, if you choose a monochromatic colour scheme (like white walls with black metal brackets), you can tastefully arrange flowers to hang down and really grab attention.
4. Use flowers with solid structures
Even the tiniest of backyards can be transformed with some clever use of flower pots and solid structures. A great combination is weathered planks of wood attached vertically to a wall with a black wrought iron gate in front. By choosing flowerpots of various heights and sizes, you can position them in a corner to create a layering effect with your plants. This combination of flowerpots, wood, and wrought iron is an easy way of landscaping tiny corner backyards.
5. Use mosaic tiles to create interest in small spaces
Creating a real mosaic requires a lot of effort and skill, but faux mosaic tiles, available from many hardware stores, let you replicate the look for a fraction of the price. Mosaics are great ways of enhancing the look of a small backyard. The tiny squares of stones in the mosaics help draw peoples’ attention towards a particular place while making the backyard seem more inviting and interesting. Whenever you use mosaic tiles, you can enhance the surrounding flowerpots or flower displays. Mosaics are a great way of creating the illusion of space in a small backyard.
Whether you are going to transform your backyard yourself or use the services of professional landscape gardeners, these five easy ideas should give you the inspiration you need to transform your space. Landscaping a small backyard can be a fun do-it-yourself project that doesn’t take too much time, money, or skill.