Building a garden in a small yard can be a challenge. You don’t have a lot of room to spread out your mistakes. But, with a little planning, a tiny garden in a small space is like a jewel. A garden will improve the look of your home and increase the value of your property.
Before you begin the project, take some time to study the yard and see what you already have that you like about the space. Is there a brick path or patio? Does a small tree grow there, or a tall shrub that can be pruned to resemble a tree: If there are positive aspects already present in the yard, use them as a basis for your overall design.
Think of the sunlight that reaches your yard. Sunlight will dictate the types of plants that will growl well in that environment. If you have tons of bright sunlight, you probably want to introduce some shade by planting a tree. Trees provide better cooling than an awning due to the sense layers of foliage.
If you have a shady yard, fill it with shade loving trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Read or skin gardening books. Focus on the types of plants that grow well in your region and plants that require the amount of sunlight that your yard receives. Sun loving plants require at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, so check the clock, don’t just guess. And remember that morning sun is best. Afternoon sun can be quite intense in the summer.
Next, think about the types of plants that you want in your garden. Think about the effect that you want. Do you enjoy lots of green foliage? In that case, you many want to stick with small trees, shrubs, vines, and ornamental grasses. This type of garden will not require a lot of maintenance.