Who says you need a massive backyard to create a visually appealing landscape? While extra space is always nice, there are plenty of ways to spruce up small yards as well. So today we’re going to reveal some helpful landscaping tips and tricks for small yards.
Avoid Unnecessary Decorations
I know this probably sounds like common sense to most homeowners, but you should limit the use of decorations in small yards. This includes things like arbors, statues, decorative sprinklers, and other accessories.
Adding too many decorations to a small yard will create a cluttered appearance that takes away from its natural beauty. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should avoid all forms of yard decorations, but you should keep them to a minimum to ensure a visually appealing landscape.
Define the Edges
Allowing grass to encroach upon your driveway and garage is a mistake that should be avoided, especially if you have a small yard. Grass can quickly overtake your yard, growing over the concrete that makes up your driveway.
To prevent this from happening, it’s recommended that you define the edges by trimming away overgrown grass around these areas. Ideally, the edges should be clean and well-defined, without having any overgrown grass or brush.
Keep it Watered
Some people view small yards as a disadvantage, but they actually have a few benefits, one of which is ease of watering. Watering a large, multi-acre yard can be downright expensive, with some homeowners shelling out hundreds of dollars per year in water alone. If you have a small yard, though, you can expect to pay a fraction of this.
Whether you have a small or large yard, you should check your local city/county’s office to see if there are water restrictions in place, and if so, what they consist of. Watering your yard when a ban is in place could result in a hefty fine, negating the otherwise cost-saving benefits of having a small yard.
Create a Front Flowerbed
When working with a small yard, try creating a front-facing flowerbed. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, as a basic flowerbed with just a few flowers that are native to your area will suffice.
If you need help choosing flowers that are easy to grow, visit a local plant nursery and ask for a recommendation. Most plant nurseries will gladly point you in the right direction.
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