10 Easy Design Tips to Make a Small Garden Pretty

Last updated on October 28, 2018

There are a lot of benefits of a small garden – even though there’s limited space, it can be a cozy getaway and you can design it easier than you would do a bigger garden.

Our 10 easy design tips will help you make your small garden a beautiful place, one to look forward to spending hours on a nice day.

What's Inside?

Make a Path

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Source: deavita.fr

Whether you actually pave it, use mulch or just dig in stones, a path will divide your garden creating a layout for your plants the way you want.

Use Vertical Space

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A small garden is a call for using all that vertical fence and wall space to hang containers and plant climbers.

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Use Bright Colors

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The more colors you add and the more contrast you create the better. Plant colorful flowers and bring out containers and furniture painted in bright colors.

Plant a Tree

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If you can squeeze in a bigger tree in your garden that give you extra privacy and provide extra height.

Attract Wildlife

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Source: www.whateverworks.com

Nothing makes a garden more lively than little birds chirping away. Add feeders and birdbaths to attract the little creatures.

Use Furniture Wisely

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Use furniture for seating but keep an option to put it away and leave the small space clutter free.

Use a Lot of Containers

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Using containers for your plants will give you an option to move them around and organize, change the layout and experiment with their arrangement.

Upcycle Old Things

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A little bit upcycling for a rustic feel goes a long way in a small garden. Use old furniture, drawers, old tires as planters, make any DIY projects to add more detail to your garden.

Add Water Features

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You can add water features even to the smallest garden – all it takes is installing a pump. It makes a great focal point and adds sounds as well as visual appeal.

Create Some Privacy

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Source: www.houseandgarden.co.uk

You may be able to build a pergola or an arch even in a small garden and plant climbers to create some privacy from the neighbors.

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