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3 Ways To Maximize Your Small Garden Space

Summer’s finally here, and if you’re like many homeowners, you’ll want to enjoy your outdoor space. But while large trees and properly placed plants can lower your home heating and cooling bills by up to 20%, small gardens and lawns may not be able to provide that same benefit. Still, there are plenty of ways to get the most out of your small yard and still be surrounded by nature. We’re here to help!

For anyone with a big green thumb but a small garden plot, we’ve offered up a few tips to maximize your minimal green space.

    1. Go Vertical
      If you don’t have a lot of square footage in your yard, forget the horizontal — go vertical instead! By bringing the eye upwards, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the space up above. Rather than trying to fit too much in a crowded area on the ground, try incorporating climbing vines on garden walls or trellises. Alternatively, you can opt for hanging plants. Your landscaping contractors can help you come up with creative ways to suspend plants that fit your aesthetic, like on palettes, raised boxes and beds, or even in repurposed window shutters or shoe organizers! Don’t feel limited to just the ground level in your landscape ideas; embrace all three dimensions.


    1. Define Spaces
      We tend to love open floor plans, but in small garden spaces, you may want to consider taking a different approach. An open, square yard might be easier to mow, but that flat parcel of land can look boring and tiny. Your yard will look more intriguing if you make specific areas within it for playing, eating, and relaxing. That way, you can get the most out of each spot and create visual interest.


  1. Add Green
    Don’t operate under the assumption that your backyard starts where your patio or deck ends. Bring the garden up to you! By filling up patios and decks with potted and hanging plants, you’ll feel like you’re surrounded by nature the second you step out your back door. Your yard doesn’t have to be all one level (in fact, it shouldn’t be!). There are great ways to combine hardscaping and landscaping elements so that you make your usable space feel even more lush and alive.

Whether you have a small yard or an expansive one, our gardening and landscaping experts are here to help. Ready to find out why we’re the best team for landscaping Kennett Square has to offer? Contact us today.