Landscaping for a Small Space

 

Landscaping for a small space can be tricky and imaginative; you don’t have lot of place to do all the things you want so you have to be selective about the plants, trees and décor. Garden can be created and enjoyed in any space whether it is small space and large space. Decorating a small landscaping can be a big challenge for you. The lack of space can limit your imagination; but still there are few things which can make your yard unique.

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Landscaping for small space

Small garden demands plant selection on the basis of garden size. Different Colors, shapes and size of plants can be used to create an illusion of more space as well as to add beauty to your garden. Try to use two or three colors; you can also get more impact in your garden if you use one color in your garden.

Keeping plants in proportion is also important. However, a misconception is that use small plants in small garden. You can plant big tree in a small and make it center piece by growing small plants around it. Repetition of few plants can also give illusion of large space. Pick a few plants varieties and also two or three colors and repeat them throughout the garden.  Using light and dark color plants in a small landscaping has also a great impact on your garden. Put light colored plants in back and dark colored plants to the front of planting area.

Plants for small space landscaping

( This picture is contributed by "Sudha")

In small spaces hide the boundaries of small space with plants. Careful placements of plants break up the boundaries. Curved elements are another way to remove the boundaries and make things look larger than they are. Lines that can not be easily followed also create the illusion of height and longer lines than straight lines. Circles also appear longer than straight lines and thin lines.


Adding containers in small spaces: Use plant containers if you do not have enough space. Choose plant containers carefully that goes well with the theme of garden. Choose containers of normal size, too big containers can look odd in small space. Pay attention to the size, color and design of plant container. You can also use hanging containers and baskets, which is a great way to decorate your yard.

Plant containers in small space garden



Adding window box is another way to decorate a small space. You can place window box on the wall and place them in window. Window boxes are come in various sizes, colors and designs. Choose annual flower plants for window box; pick a plant that do not grow quickly so that it would not out grow the space. 


Window box in small space garden

Small space landscaping can be more difficult to design than larger one but your possibilities are not limited. Your imagination can help you to make it look bigger than it has.

 
19  Comment(s)
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 2/25/2014 12:16:28 PM
Very nice idea...i have 50 guj plot. And im having only 3_4lakh budget for make it.can we make my house like that .plzz suggest us how shud we start and wt sud we keep in mind and how can we make work from the labour.plzz suggest us .we want to start in march...and 16front and 29 plzz reply me...plzzzz
 
stuart
By stuart -  On  8/3/2012 9:01:47 PM
considering a 'pathway' in a smallish garden. It will be between lawn and flower/shrub border. land drops by about 2 mtrs in 15. cannot get diggers etc in so all hand work. Could use cement mixer. Customer not too good on her feet. Ideas?
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 7/8/2012 11:02:48 AM
very nice
 
Jeanette
By Jeanette -  On  4/7/2012 8:56:05 PM
This is indeed a very useful article. I have just paved most of my yard and left a very small space for the garden. It was my husband and kid's decision and I used to be worried about not having enough space for my plants and green grass. This articles has given me the answers!!!
 
rajapushpa
By rajapushpa -  On  2/10/2012 5:13:51 PM
i have a SWE corner plot. size of the plot is 40 in east and west. 60 in noth and south. south side road is big compare to west and east. east hast only 10 ft road.send me a plan with car parking also.
 
ajay muglikar
By ajay muglikar -  On  12/29/2011 11:23:04 AM
Require some help for developing a terrace garden on 4th flr in 150 sq ft.
The flr below has a bedroom occupied by other society member.
 
Dr Bakhru
By Dr Bakhru -  On  3/13/2011 11:55:57 AM
nice article please let us know where to get aeration tools in Bangalore
 
D.Ramachandran
By D.Ramachandran -  On  3/3/2011 8:09:20 AM
wonderful....landscaping also shown well...article on house elec works v.good..better discuss about the B.C of B.W...
give methods to ascertain if the width of B.W is okay considering B.C of 5mt/sqm for stock bricks
 
manohart
By manohart -  On  8/3/2010 10:48:54 PM
its very nice and imporetent
 
anju
By anju -  On  2/12/2010 6:38:52 PM
i like the red flower box ant it is attractive
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 11/13/2009 7:08:38 PM
very nice pics..the idea of window box and wall pots are superb.
 
lady pleah
By lady pleah -  On  9/3/2009 6:54:36 AM
you give me an idea how to decorate my small front yard. Very Creative!!
 
praveen
By praveen -  On  9/1/2009 10:56:31 PM
i have got 30 sq ft of area inside my house for setting small garden or fish pond or both can any body give a good suggetion
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 8/31/2009 12:09:58 AM
need a landscape designer(low cost). please revert.
 
Lorraine Moreira
By Lorraine Moreira -  On  8/19/2009 10:57:36 AM
Very creative ideas which give a happy look to the garden.


Lorraine
 
jane
By jane -  On  8/18/2009 10:50:33 PM
The idea of making longer lines of plants and breaking boundaries is very good. So is using pots, which you can even move around to change the garden. Great ideas, Sudha!
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 8/13/2009 1:02:17 PM
very nice i like the idea of red pots on the wall. good imagingation of landscaping.
 
Ademoh Isiaka
By Ademoh Isiaka -  On  8/12/2009 4:14:19 AM
they are good ad friendly
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 8/11/2009 2:54:39 PM
this article is very useful to landscape designing
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