11 Ways to Make the Most of Your Garden Space

Gardens are a particular space in your home that reminds you of nature amidst living in a busy city. The vibrant hues and various shapes of plants and flowers benefit your wellness and make your home more attractive and welcoming. Gardening is also an ideal hobby to be productive while staying at home.

Don’t fret about not achieving your dream garden because you don’t need to have a vast estate to plant your favorite flowers and plants and make your home beautiful. Here are eleven ways you can do to make the most of your garden space, no matter how small.

Choose Your Plants

Are you going to plant flowers, herbs, or just leafy greeny goods? Choosing the plants for your mini garden enables you to decide on what theme you want and how much you want to shell out. Tending to your garden will need spending if you want it to grow beautifully and healthily.

Choose plants that are suitable for your garden space and lifestyle. Potted plants are perfect for building your indoor garden when you don’t have ample outdoor space. You can also work with a theme that suits your home or ideal aesthetic. Some plants need little to no attention and water, perfect for occasions when you don’t have time to look after your garden.

Use Containers

Containers are the perfect way to hold various plants while making the most of your garden space. Choose from clay, plastic, marble, tin, and wooden plant containers to keep your favorite plants. It will be easier to reposition your plants whenever you want to change the appearance of your garden. Choosing the right box is also essential as individual plants grow better, depending on their containers.

Placing plants in containers is also ideal for indoor garden set-ups. You will have a beautiful, refreshing home without the mess of tilling and uprooting plants.

Utilize Contrasting Landscape Lines

Your garden and home will look more attractive and spruced up with contrasting landscaped lines. Create this contrasting line by interlocking your mini lawn with decorative stones, engineered wood panels, or floor tiles. 

A great example would be the contemporary and neutral hues of PHirst Park Homes architecture. The rich green of your lawn with the subdued tone of your pavement creates a clean, minimalist, and refreshing feel for your abode. With this, you are making a balance between nature and modern aesthetics. 

Grow Vertically

If you are limited in horizontal space, create a vertical garden. Containers such as crates, wire mesh, and vertical planters are perfect for starting your hanging gardens. Adding vines and flowers to your vertical display creates a unique look for your garden space. You also create the illusion of hedges and pruned plant walls through your vertical garden.

Maximize Tiers

Utilize tiers to build your vertical garden. Achieve this by stacking wooden plant boxes on the sides of your entrance stairs to add color and life to the neutral tones of your home. It is also fun to be welcomed by a refreshing outline of plants and flowers.

Install floating shelves to hold smaller potted plants such as succulents. Plan out your tier by positioning bigger plants on the bottom and shorter plants on each step as the level goes up. 

Hang Your Greenery

If you want your walls clean, hang your potted plants instead. Most hanging planters are stable and durable enough to hold your favorite potted plants. Hang your greenery close by your balcony, window, or in spots where most sunlight comes in so your plants will be happy and healthy.

Add Foldable Furniture

You can still recreate that relaxation nook even if your garden is small. Foldable chairs and tables are perfect for Sunday brunches, afternoon tea, reading your favorite book, or writing that novel you’ve been planning. Not only do they make your garden an alcove of creativity and recreation, but they are space savers and easy to keep away when not needed.

Hammocks are another excellent alternative to foldable chairs as they are easier to store away. Likewise, you can use it as a seat for you to work or as a cot for your afternoon naps.

Repurpose Items

Got old furniture or items you don’t want to throw away? Repurpose them into plant containers and garden decor. Old, broken ladders can be repurposed into a shelf to hold your potted plants to create a unique tier in your garden. Refashion broken chairs into a flower box or a succulent planter. Reuse tin buckets and sprinklers as vintage flower pots. 

By repurposing old items into plant containers and shelves, you save trips to the landfill and build a one-of-a-kind garden.

Create Fairy Gardens

Another way to repurpose old and broken pottery is to convert them into adorable fairy gardens. Suppose you plan to reposition your succulents, small flowers, and plants. In that case, fairy gardens are a cute way to make dioramas of the magical woodland fantasies, elf villages, and fairy towns in your garden. There are many DIY fairy garden kits you can buy online and from your local plant and garden goods supplier.

Fairy gardens aren’t only cute, but they are compact. They can fit small garden spaces, studio-sized balconies, and even indoors.  

Set Up a Small Water Feature

Want to spruce up your garden? Add small water features such as small garden fountains, a mini fish pond, or a birdbath. Small koi ponds and Japanese bamboo fountains are suitable for a zen garden.

Small water features don’t just add decor to your green area, but the sound of rushing water elicits the feeling of being close to the ocean or flowing stream. Think of it as having your ASMR machine in your garden.

“Widen” Your Garden

Forge the illusion of a larger garden area by utilizing mirrors. While it may seem ridiculous to add a mirror outdoors, the reflection visually doubles your garden, making it look more spacious. Long rectangular mirrors are ideal because they add an urban statement to your home jungle.

Another technique is to build your garden close to your neighbors’ garden. By growing your hedge and lawn close to the fence or border, you trick your eyes into seeing a broader and more vibrant yard.

Overall, you don’t need to have an expansive estate to build your dream garden. You also don’t need to be in the suburbs to have your relaxing nook surrounded by all kinds of refreshing foliage. Assessing which plants, containers, and decor are suitable for your space enables you to construct and spruce up your garden no matter your space’s size.

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