Landscaping Ideas for Smaller Yards
In most parts of the country, Spring is either here, or just around the corner. It is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up your yard. Spring is the time for planting flowers, buying birdbaths, and creating a space for outdoor living.
You don’t have to have a huge yard, though, to have a beautiful one. Today, we will be taking a look at some of the different types of landscaping you can do even in smaller yards, that will give you that beautiful backyard oasis you have always wanted.
When people think about beautifying their backyard (or front yard) the first things that come to mind are beautiful flowers. Whether you have a green thumb or just wish you did, gardening is the best way to start landscaping.
Gardening can be a bit difficult, though, for houses or business with a smaller yard. You want the flowers, sure, but where can you put them? One way to pack in more flowers is to split them up. Feel free to choose between one large garden or several smaller flower beds around the yard. You can have some tulips along the foundation of the house, and a patch of marigolds surrounding the birdbath.
Alternatively, you could create moveable gardens, by planting seeds or adult plants in planters. You can buy these at any hardware store, and place them anywhere you want in your yard.
Another great way to dress up a small yard is to add a walkway. These paths can lead from the house to the street or lead visitors through the beautiful garden you created. These paths can be made of stone, brick, or other sturdy materials, and can be quickly put in by landscaping experts or even someone with extensive DIY skills. A beautiful walkway has the capability of making a yard look less like just a green space, and more like a sophisticated, well-kept place to commune with nature.
A patio is an excellent addition to any backyard. Even if you don’t have a lot of space, patios can give you, your family, and your guests a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Landscapers can create patios in nearly any shape or size imaginable, which will assure you that it will fit into your aesthetic plans.
Patios can be made out of stone, brick, wood, or similar materials, and are perfect for setting up a picnic table or lounge chairs. Your family can eat out on the patio on warm summer nights, or they can sit and enjoy the smells of fall later in the year when the leaves begin to change.
You could even incorporate flowers and plants into your patio scheme. You could place potted flowers all around, so you are immersed in the sights and scents of nature.
Another great addition to a smaller yard is a fire pit. These pits can be built into the ground, or you can buy a smaller, bowl-like fire pit made of metal. Fire pits are a wonderful way to bring the family together, because they bring to mind a camping trip, without ever having to leave the city. You and your children can roast marshmallows on sticks over the flames, and add them to chocolate and graham crackers to make some gooey, delicious s’mores.
Fire pits are worthwhile additions to smaller yards because you can get them in nearly any size imaginable. If you have some extra space, you can have a landscape professional install a large, oven-like, and permanent fire pit. If you have less space to work with, you can get a smaller fire pit. These are usually moveable, so you can transport them around the yard or to a new one if necessary.
Smaller yards don’t always have the space for a pond, but sometimes even a small pond is a possibility for your backyard oasis. Ponds are a great feature for all ages, and they encourage wildlife to visit your yard.
You can plant flowers around the pond, or you can even find plants that grow exclusively under water. Your family will love to watch the fish, and some frogs may come and make your pond their home!
If you would like to add a pond to your yard, be sure to check your city’s regulations. Also, it may be best to leave this one to the professionals. Digging a deep hole in your yard could be risky for someone who hasn’t done it before!
If you have a smaller yard and would like to try one of these ideas, contact us today, and we can help you get started.