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How To Make The Most Out Of A Small Garden

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a huge garden with lots of space to work with. However having a small garden not only gives you less maintenance to deal with but it can help you embrace your creative side and create a magical space.

Here are a few tips to consider: 

Keep Things Proportionate 

Less is always more to make a small garden look bigger. Make sure you really consider the elements you really want. At The Southwest London Gardener we can help you figure out what the perfect garden design would be for your garden and what elements could work and what wouldn’t. 

Everything needs to fit into the small space perfectly. For instance a large water feature would be hard to fit into the space without it taking up a considerable amount of room. However something a bit more fitting like a modest wall mounted waterfall or spout. 

Simple Landscaping 

Keep your scheme simple and bold. You don’t want crazy curves etc . You want enough space to make it useful for you and provide you with the necessary elements you need. The Southwest London Gardener can help you make the most out of your landscaping, providing both soft landscaping and hard landscaping advice, design and build. 

Introduce Levels 

Not everything has to be on the ground, simple changes to the level of your garden can give the illusion the garden is a lot bigger than it is. It also offers room for sectioning your garden out. Also use the height of your walls or fencing to add extra elements. You could add hanging baskets, window boxes and wall mangers can add that extra bit of green. 

Materials and Plant Colours 

To make a space look bigger, introducing bright colours and reflective materials can help make everything look larger. A gloomy space always gives off a claustrophobic feeling, with some reflective surfaces you’ll be able to use natural light to brighten the area. Light, cool coloured paint shades can also help. Light pinks, blues and yellows should be placed around the edge of the garden to evoke depth. More bold colours like bright yellows and oranges draw attention and should be centre focus.

Garden Furniture 

Small gardens usually means less storage space for garden furniture to be put away during the colder seasons. However there is garden furniture that can last all year round. Hard wearing woods like teak, eucalyptus or a synthetic waterproof rattan are a good way to go. 

And don’t forget, garden furniture doesn’t have to be bad for the planet. There are plenty of options when looking for sustainable garden furniture.

The Southwest London Gardener can help you at every stage from designs to the finished product. Contact us today and we’ll help you figure out the perfect garden solution.