Make The Best Of Your Small Garden Space

An oddly shaped or small space can be challenging when planning a garden. Think out of the box if you are short of space but still want a patch of green in your backyard or on your handkerchief sized balcony. A garden does not necessarily mean a grass lawn, a few well placed pots with appropriate plants, or a container garden will create a green niche that is both useful and easy to maintain. 

Read on for a few transformational ideas for your small garden.

The Purpose Of Your Small Garden

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A small green nook to relax in 

Do you enjoy a little sun? Or like to read while lounging outdoors? Is the small balcony your spot for morning newspaper catch up? The function of your outdoor space or small garden should define the design to make it a simple everyday pleasure for you to use.

Garden As The Entrance To Your Door

If the route to your main door is through the garden it needs to be all the more attractive. Populate your entryway garden with slow growing plants that are easy to maintain, add a few fragrant flowering plants that offer a scented greeting to your guests. A paved stone path can be used to dress up the garden and create a neat entryway.

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Paved garden path to the entryway of a home

Private Spot In A Balcony

Your balcony can serve as the perfect spot for a private garden. Depending on the size of the balcony, decorate it with outdoor furniture and greenery. Use screens for privacy and potted plants that can be moved around to change the look of the balcony garden every now and then.

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A small balcony used as a private garden

Use The Placement Trick

Placing furniture smartly ensures a relaxing space that does not look overfull. Garden furniture should spread out across the area. Spread out furniture that matches the rest of the outdoor decor.

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Garden furniture with simple placement

Long Garden? Divide Into Multiple Spaces

A long, narrow garden is the perfect specimen of a difficult garden! Make it look contemporary and chic by carefully splitting the area, create a sit down space, a kids play area, a lawn etc. While designing,  ensure that the elements in the plan complement each other. The division of space in a narrow garden draws the eye from one end of the space to the other.

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A narrow garden divided by steps, with a seating nook and a table for two

Convert Dead Space Into A Secret Garden

Have an outdoor space too narrow to be of any use? No space is too small for a pot or two! You can creatively introduce some green in your backyard or terrace with a creeper that will spread across your balcony from just one pot.  narrow space can be the ideal spot for a small kitchen garden, perfect for the avid cook with a green thumb!

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Small outdoor space converted into a sit out garden

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Herbs grown along a wall in a narrow garden

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Plants and seating in a narrow balcony garden

If you have a garden/outdoor space that could use of a creative update, all you need is a few colorful cushions, flowering plants or fragrant potted herbs. These simple additions along with a breakfast table, a bench or a rug equal instant charm! We hope your outdoor space benefits from these ideas, do share your finished garden with us!


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