If you love to spend time in your garden but feel it is a little cramped, don’t despair. Here are some fantastic ways to maximize space in a small garden.
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Prune Bushes and Trees
It is amazing how much space bushes and trees take up in the garden. However, if you prune them regularly, they will be easier to manage and they won’t take up as much space. This will make your garden look and feel bigger, and you will have more space to make use of.
Paint the Fence
The colors you use in your garden matter a lot when it comes to maximizing space. The darker you paint your fence the smaller your garden will look. If you want to make your garden look bigger, opt for a light-colored fence such as a calming blue or a sunny shade of yellow. If you want to color coordinate your garden, you could treat yourself to some new plants and pots to match the color of your fence.
Position Your Plants Carefully
If you use up a lot of ground space for plants and flowers, then your garden will look and feel more cramped. However, if you change the position of these you can maximize your space. Use your vertical space to keep your garden supply of foliage to a maximum without losing ground space. This way your garden can look big and beautiful.
Downsize Your Furniture
Large garden furniture can make your garden look smaller than it is so consider downsizing your furniture if you want to maximize your garden space. For example, a square table and chairs will be bulkier and harder to get around than a smaller one. A bistro table can be a wonderful place to sit for a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening and it doesn’t take up too much room. To maximize your garden to a greater extent you could consider using furniture that folds up when not in use.
Your garden shed may take up a lot of space in your garden, but could you downsize it? Clearing out the clutter in the shed and relocating items to the garage or loft could leave you with a lot more space and a bigger shed than you need. Then you could downsize it so that it holds essential items, such as the lawnmower and shears. Thus, giving yourself more garden space.
To go one step further, consider whether it would be better to have a garden chest rather than a shed. It may take up the same floor space but because it is shorter it won’t look as overbearing in a small garden. If you buy a sturdy one you could consider turning the roof into a seating area using bean bags or rugs.
Use these tips to maximize the space in your small garden and make it look bigger. That way you get more enjoyment from the space you have.