Garden Design Ideas for Small Gardens

Typically, town gardens consist of a rectangle of grass surrounded by straight flowerbeds and raw-looking fences. However, this can be vastly improved out of all recognition by redesigning its basic shape. A professionally designed garden will not only look visually stunning but will be easier to maintain and can be perfectly attuned to your specific needs. Here are a few tips and ideas to improve small gardens:


• Make the most of a typical long narrow plot by using features that run across the garden such as tall plants and shrubs, internal hedges or trellis.
• To create the illusion of width, lawns can be set at an angle of 45 degrees to the house
• A small, square garden looks best with interest in the centre. This can be achieved by using a round lawn or tree. The squareness can be reduced by curving the flower beds in the corners
• Try to resist the temptation to overlook dramatic features or large plants. Bold statements are often most effective in small spaces and a lot of small plants can draw attention to limited space.
• Arches, pergolas and trellises are useful for adding height to your garden. Walls and fences can be covered with climbers and wall shrubs.
• Avoid using a straight path from a door to a gate, use a curved or angled path instead



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