Dealing with small spaces means making the most out of the limitations that you have. Though you might not have the best area for hosting a tea party or an afternoon of relaxing under the sun, you might still be able to salvage your small backyard space and turn it into something unique. A clean and compact lot will be way better than keeping a lifeless lump of dead plants and stacks of tarpaulin-covered power tools.
Letting go of the unnecessary
Backyards are often relegated as storage areas for seasonal trinkets or just a place to keep your tools. If you’re working with a small lot, then there’s even more reason that you’re probably just using it for storing things you’d rather not have in your house. Since the objective of spring cleaning isn’t about taking out everything you don’t need in your home to store it in your backyard, then one of the first things on your list must be letting go of your excess materials.
First and foremost, you should think in a minimalistic sense. One of the first things to go should be your bulky furniture. Though it might look attractive in a set, marble and metal pieces might not be the best options for your small lot. Look for alternatives instead such as foldable chairs and coffee tables that are easy to set up and convenient to store when not in use.
From doubles of tools to souvenirs and appliances that you no longer have a use for, it’s time to get them sold or get them thrown away so that you can have some space to work with arranging your backyard.
Segregating your spaces
Having a limited area to work with means you’ll need to be smart about dividing your areas. Plotting your backyard won’t be as simple as setting up a chair and planting a few potted plants. First and foremost, comes the issue of separating the spaces, which can create the effect that there are more things contained in the area in a compact and orderly manner.
Common ways of segregating are either through setting up borders in the form of potted plants, stones, and even digging trenches to split one section from the other. Installing short fencing around the area can be a charming way to have miniature gardens set up in your backyard. Looking at different catalogues and website options for matching colour palettes and fencing designs can give you a better idea of what works and what won’t with your home.
Thinking outside the box
Just because you don’t have wide open space for a garden doesn’t mean you can no longer have your dream garden. You might want to consider adjusting a little bit to accommodate the reality of your situation, however. Setting up your items vertically instead of in a horizontal manner can open various possibilities for your lot. Setting a trellis for gardening or keeping a vertical arrangement of tools and equipment can give you a full walking space for your lot.
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