When you are purchasing your home, you may decide on a home that has a smaller backyard because you love the interior so much. Others might choose a small outdoor space because they don’t want to have to maintain a large backyard. No matter the reason, you want to maximize the space you do have. Future Vision Remodeling is here to share some landscaping tips to help maximize your small outdoor space with functionality as well as beauty.
Dividing a Backyard Garden into Function Spaces
Depending on the size of your backyard, you can split the area into functional spaces. You may be wanting an area for outdoor dining. Some people might want to lounge in their backyard as they watch a fire in a fire pit. You may even want a play area for small children. By defining these spaces, it opens up your backyard and makes it feel cohesive.
Garden Paths & Stepping Stones
Trying to find a way to create movement in your backyard? Pathways are the best way to do it. There are several different materials that are used for pathways like gravel, pavers, bricks and more. These pathways will help guide the line of sight when someone steps into your backyard, which is the best kind of movement. It makes the space feel larger.
Vertical Gardening Wall
It is impossible to add square footage to your backyard without purchasing more. One way to add a variety of plant life to your backyard is with vertical landscaping. If you have a steep incline against one of the walls in your backyard, creating different levels filled with a variety of plants is beautiful. You can also stack planter boxes on a cement wall to beautify and add dimension. As you draw the eyes upward, it creates the illusion of more space.
Choosing Landscape Colors
Adding pops of color in your backyard can be beautiful. This is the perfect place for it. Whether you are adding bright colors with your patio furniture and pillows, or with beautiful flowers, bright colors make a backyard beautiful.
Keep the Landscape Design Simple
When you have a small space you are working with, you don’t want to overwhelm the space with too much design. This can be easily done when there are so many fantastic options out there. Keep the design simple. Always keep your landscaping and lawn trimmed to help you space look less cluttered as well.
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If you are having a hard time planning out and designing the landscaping for your backyard, Future Vision Remodeling can help. We have the experience and expertise needed to make your small backyard seem much bigger than it actually is. We can help you create the perfect space for outdoor dining as well as add any other design features into your outdoor space. You want the outdoor space to be just as spectacular as the indoor space. Call us for more information and a consultation to start planning your outdoor landscaping.