The practical use of space and each element of the environment is of particular importance in compact garden maintenance, where it is necessary to combine several tasks at once.
In such cases, landscape design experts recommend not to miss hidden opportunities and, abandoning standard techniques, turn the flaws into exceptional ideas, vivid and functional.
A cozy corner in the garden
The limited size of the garden near the house can be made an advantage because, in a small area, you will get an excellent secluded oasis for relaxation. To do this, it is enough to create an atmosphere of comfort here with the help of compact plants, put up benches and a table, add a few bright accents in the form of soft pillows or an umbrella-canopy from the sun and rain.
We use improvised materials
Even an ordinary woodpile of firewood can turn into a decorative element of your garden. The wooden blocks folded along the fence will enliven the gray concrete walls, and the pleasant aroma of resin will fill the small garden with forest freshness. This practical storage technique can be used for any materials while saving space and decorating a small garden.
Japanese style composition
A mini-garden on the threshold of the living room is an extraordinary idea, but at the same time easily feasible. To do this, you should turn to the Japanese traditions of gardens, pick up dwarf plants and create a harmonious composition from them. Several tiers of planting include a carpet of creeping plants, low bushes, and compact trees that can be either planted in the ground or used for this tub.
Bright facade as a background
Shady on a small platform near the house, despite its limited size, it is always of particular importance both for the formation of the landscape of the site and for the natural decor of interiors. In the design of such landscaping, the facade of the house itself is of great importance. The architectural forms of the house and the nature of the decoration can be used in combination with green spaces along the facade, creating a single style and image – from minimalism to a riot of flowering bushes and greenery of the braiding wall.
Sometimes the gardens are so small that only a small greenhouse can be placed here instead of flower beds and beds. At the same time, such a structure will allow you to admire the flowering of the greenhouse year-round. Plants can be hung in pots, creating additional space for landscaping, under them to equip a place to rest.
Garden furniture made of pallets
A practical idea for the garden is the recycling of materials, such as wooden pallets. This budget way will help to make benches, and a table, and a wooden terrace, and steps in the garden, and a vertical fence wall. Pallets are treated with waterproof impregnation and after that, they can even be used as containers for mini-beds.
The slow movement of the water enchants and gives a sense of peace, which can be used in any smallest corner of the garden. And if large pools are not available in the area of your garden, then several tanks installed by a stepped cascade will somewhat save the situation. Water, flowing smoothly from one to another, circulates in such a circle, filling the garden with a quiet song of murmuring streams and freshness. The ideas of small fountains for the garden are extremely diverse: from a brook to a ball in a minimalist style.
A modern and stylish element of the garden landscape will be a vertical space divider. Such designs help to break the space into separate zones and create a sense of multidimensionality, even in a small area. Depending on the choice of material, a game of glare and reflections is formed, and soft lighting emphasizes comfort and privacy.
Play of light
A useful and simple way to the decor in a small garden is to equip the site with floor lamps. They charge in the daytime from sunlight, and in the evening, turn the familiar landscape into a mysterious forest, where each twig and bud opens from entirely unexpected directions.
A track is also a decorative technique
An unusual way to create a small area is to layout tracks with bizarre curved shapes. I like the tracks in the form of leaves – in my opinion, a very unconventional approach. Let the paths lead you to the recreation area, garden, flower garden. This technique will visually increase the area of the site.
Garden behind the fence
Allocate a small place for planting (even a 3×4 m platform is enough) and place it behind the decorative fence.
Place several beds in containers there, plant bushes (preferably stamped, they take up little space and decorate the territory), and you still have space for three or four columnar fruit trees.
The small garden lacks horizontal surfaces. The solution is simple – you need to master the vertical. Compositions of stone – alpine slides will help direct the garden up. They are better placed in the far corner so that you can appreciate the overall picture of the garden.
For vertical compositions, multi-stage flower beds, flower beds from tires, plants on whatnots are suitable. Arches, fences, garden grills, arbor walls are filled with greenery.