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Small Garden Landscaping Ideas

Categories: Backyard Landscaping, Landscape Design, Landscaping Tips | September 6, 2018

Small garden landscaping ideas can be the perfect way to transform a small backyard, making it feel much more spacious. At Vandenberg’s Landscape Design, we understand how important it is for you to be able to enjoy your backyard space all year long. That is why we offer a wide range of backyard landscaping services, including landscape design for small yards.

1. Use Bold Geometric Shapes

Adding bold geometric shapes and patterns to the patio or lawn can help create a clean contrast between the softness of plants and the crispness of the edges. While it may be tempting to add curved areas to bring more softness to the small garden, outside spaces can soften up really quickly. Consider staking out straight lines, using sticks and string, in order to mark out your geometric shapes before planting or hardscaping.

2. Consider Using the Rule of Three

While it is possible to create a beautiful small garden space with a wide variety of different materials, most things in the garden can follow the rule of three. Using the rule of three and limiting yourself to only three types of materials, such as grass, gravel, and brick for flooring, will help provide a level of consistency throughout the space. The rule of three can also be used when picking colours for painting fences or choosing plants, accessories, and furniture. Limiting the palette of your patio and garden can help create a beautiful space that your friends will envy.

3. Add Landscape Lighting

Adding landscape lighting can help illuminate the small backyard even when the space is not in use. Consider layering different types of lighting in order to illuminate steps, sitting areas, paths, water features, and interesting architectural pieces.

4. Create Additional Privacy

When planning out your small garden space, it is always a good idea to incorporate as much privacy as possible. Consider planting shrubs or installing a trellis along the top of the fence to help create more privacy and to add another aesthetic to the space.

If you would like to learn more small garden landscaping ideas, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services, please contact Vandenberg’s Landscape Design at 604-866-3023 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We are a Vancouver landscaping company that proudly serves customers all the way from Vancouver to Abbotsford.


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