Having a garden in a small space can prove to be quite difficult. And if you are someone with green fingers who loves being outdoors, a small space might just cramp your style. It does not have to though.
Today, there are many ways that you can transform your small garden into a beautiful and welcoming oasis. You won’t even miss having a lot of space once you’ve got it all worked out and set up!
In this post, we discuss a couple of ways that you can transform your small garden into a fantastic extension of your home.
Plant Flowers with Veggies
If you love working in the garden and planting your veg, try to plant flowers and veggies next to each other. This can increase your yield due to an increase in pollinators while saving space. Who said there was a rule that said you couldn’t plant veg next to flowers?
Prune Those Trees
Did you know that you can plant trees next to the wall and ‘train’ them to grow against it? This process is called espalier and is fairly simple to do. Attach your 2-year-old tree to wires next to your wall and prune it when necessary. Soon you’ll have a green wall!
Potted Plants for the Patio
If you have a patio or deck, you can easily decorate it with potted plants. Make sure to vary the type of plants, pots and pot sizes. Whether you have some flowers or veggies in pots, it will add greenery to your deck and be used to create some more privacy at the same time.
Raised Gardens to Maximise Space
Those of you who do not have space for gardening can easily use a self-built raised garden to add some greenery to your small backyard. The fact that the garden is raised ensures the plants get some sunlight while you can keep things tidy by keeping tools underneath.
DIY Vertical Gardens
Another clever way to add greenery to a tiny outdoor space is to grow a vertical garden. You can even use an old pallet and convert it into a vertical garden. It can easily be fastened to a wall, while pots can be fastened to the pallet with cable ties and nails.
Grow Ornamental Trees
Having limited space does not have to limit your creativity or space for greenery in any way. You can easily grow ornamental trees (also referred to as dwarf trees). Many dwarf tree varieties can add some flowers and foliage to your small garden.
Get your green fingers working on these great ideas to turn your small garden into a wonderful and welcoming oasis. All you need is a bit of creativity, inspiration and motivation and you are halfway there. Have fun!