10 Easy DIY Small Garden Ideas for Tiny Spaces on a Budget

Last updated on September 23, 2019

Let’s make a DIY small garden in your backyard (even if it’s tiny). Here are 10 easy ideas that you can do on a budget.

Creating a garden in small spaces can be quite challenging, especially if you’re trying to squeeze one into a tiny backyard. That’s when you have to get creative and find ways to use the available space efficiently. Here are 10 DIY ideas for you to try in your tiny garden.

How to Make a Small DIY Garden

Here are the basic steps you can take in order to make a small DIY garden:

  1. Decide what you will grow in your new small garden;
  2. Pick the right place in your backyard;
  3. Gather the required materials (wood, stones, repurposed materials)
  4. Cut the materials if needed according to plans;
  5. Put the garden together;
  6. Plant the garden.

To complete these steps check out the following easy DIY tutorials.

Easy Pallet Garden

DIY Pallet Garden!
Tutorial: www.arrowdynamicblog.com

Using pallets to build a garden is the perfect solution for a small garden – it allows you to choose the right size for your space and you don’t even have to dig the ground.

Easy Tabletop Planter Idea

DIY Tabletop Planter!
Tutorial: roomed.nl

When space is minimal, it’s time to get creative. Here’s an idea for a table made of a pallet with a planter as the centerpiece. It is whimsical.

Window Boxes

DIY Window Box Planter!
Tutorial: julieblanner.com

Use the space efficiently and make these beautiful window boxes to plant flowers and herbs.

Easy Cinder Block Garden

DIY Cinder Block Garden!
Tutorial: www.sweet-athena.com

Cinder blocks are great for building raised garden beds, and you can fit them into even the tiniest spaces.

A Tiny Greenhouse

DIY Tiny Greenhouse
Tutorial: simplycountrylife.blogspot.com

Build this small greenhouse for vegetables in your small backyard out of old windows.

Small Garden Pond

DIY Garden Paradise Pond!
Tutorial: www.hometalk.com

Don’t forget the water features – you can have them even in a tiny garden and it makes all the difference.

Tiered Garden Bed

DIY Tiered Garden!
Tutorial: decorandthedog.net

Working with limited space, you have to use vertical space more than anything, such as building tiered DIY planters for your plants.

Hanging Basket Planters

DIY Hanging Basket!
Tutorial: hgtvgardens.com

There’s an array of plants you can grow in baskets, including edibles. So make use of this space saver idea to get more out of your small garden.

Garden Spiral

DIY Spiral Garden!
Tutorial: www.ohmy-creative.com

Garden spirals are perfect for small gardens in their visual as well as functional appeal. You can squeeze one into just about any corner of a tiny backyard and get enough garden space for your plants.

Dwarf Trees

Dwarf Trees!
Tutorial: www.theprairiehomestead.com

A small space garden may not be ideal to plant trees, but you can choose dwarf trees that can even be planted in flower pots and enjoy their benefits.

If you need more ideas, check out these DIY garden beds, small garden design tips, and unique garden planters.


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