March 12, 2015
Landscape Design Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces
Stuck with a small outdoor space that you have no idea of what to do with? Landscaping is about artistically improving a piece of land by changing its form through the addition of structures, features and plants. But did you know that a small garden can be just as special as a larger one? With the right landscape design, your small outdoor space can be just as functional and appealing, which can in turn increase the value of your property by 14%!
Whether you are planning to do your own landscaping or hire a landscaping contractor to do it for you, you will want to look at an array of various landscape designs before you begin. Obviously, the possibilities are endless, but if you are on the fence about what you should do, then read our ideas below to transform your small outdoor space into a beautiful and functional escape.
- Exchange Green Lawn for a Functional Space to Entertain – the biggest mistake that most homeowners make with their small outdoor space is to fill it with lawn. Green lawn can look beautiful and polished if it is constantly maintained. However, green lawn is extremely high maintenance, especially if poorly cared for, and it can quickly become an unattractive nightmare! If you are looking for a landscape design that is more functional, productive, spatial and maintenance free, then you should consider paving your yard with rocks, or installing a raised deck with a table and some chairs.
- Incorporate Colour Wisely – colour is the life of the entire landscape design and it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your favourite plants by appealing to your artistic side. Colour can also decide the mood and feel of an outdoor space. If you want to add dimension to your small space, then opt for more flowers and plants that have the colour blue. While the colours yellow, red and orange stand out more and give off warmth, green can really set the tone for an inviting, pleasant and peaceful outdoor atmosphere.
- Install a Water Feature or a Birdbath – just because you garden is small it does not mean that you cannot install a water feature, such as birdbath, fountain or a rock pool. Found in a variety of types, shapes and designs, these small water features are not only economical, but they are low maintenance, and can add significant value and appeal to your landscape design.
A beautiful and functional landscape design can speak volumes about your home, and we, at EarthLinks Landscaping, can provide you with a wide range of affordable expert landscape design services to help you achieve a functional outdoor space that you can be proud of. Do not delay, call us today for an evaluation and quote.