Some yards have plenty of horizontal space, but your best bet with a small yard is to build from the ground up.
Container gardening gives you the unique opportunity to use a variety of heights in your outdoor landscape design, and many containers are visually appealing pieces. It is also very easy to rearrange a container garden to accommodate for company or a simple change in scenery.
Color plays an important role in small outdoor spaces, just as it does indoors. Dark and warm colors can make your yard seem even more diminutive than it truly is, but cool, light colors add a larger feeling to limited areas. Use blues, whites and violets to create an airy, open feel. Dwarf evergreen trees, such as the Japanese white pine, are a great addition to a small yard or patio landscape design.
If you have a black thumb, your small yard might be the perfect place for a Japanese garden, featuring rocks, sand, gravel and water with few plants. Rock gardens fit in the smallest of spaces, creating a serene getaway. With locally available rocks, sand and plant life, your Japanese landscape design can save time and money while still optimizing your tiny yard.
Aardweg Landscaping has served the Philadelphia Main Line for over 30 years. Whether your property is large or small, the professional team at Aardweg Landscaping can help you make the most of what you have. Contact us today and let us help you turn your landscape design ideas into a beautiful new outdoor space.
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