Small garden spaces can be just as difficult to design as larger garden areas. One of the main issues with having a small garden space is fitting things in such as a shed to store your tools in, as well as trees, shrubs and plants that might take up a lot of room.
We’ve put together a few important points for anyone who wants to make the most of their small outdoor space.
1. Find a Compact Shed
If you’re gardening you’ll need tools. Your gardening equipment needs to be kept somewhere safe from the elements and theft. Your tools also need to be stored somewhere that is dry and well-ventilated.
Another thing to bear in mind is that you’ll need a shed that will stand the test of time. Wooden sheds can suffer from rot and weather damage, meaning you might have to demolish your shed and remove it from your small garden area. This could happen sooner than you had expected. If you have a small space, the last thing you want to be doing is moving an old shed out of a tight space and a new one in as a replacement.
A shed that would solve all of these problems, as well as fit into a compact space is the Annexe, a small high-security metal garden shed, measuring 6 x 3 feet. The shed has not only been approved by the Police and Insurance companies, but it is also weatherproof and has a clever ventilation system, which keeps your tools safe and dry.
You can save 5% on this Metal Garden Shed by using the code GARDEN5 at the checkout. The offer will end on 19th of May 2016.
2. Build your Garden Upwards
When you have limited ground space, build your garden vertically using stacks of crates, boxes and containers. You could use small shrubs or even herbs, to create an edible garden that is built upwards, such as this one that can be found on littlegreendot.com.
An important point to remember when building your garden vertically is to make sure your plants get enough sunlight. In theory, the plants at the top of the stack are more likely to be in direct sunlight, but you’ll still need to make sure there are no buildings getting in the way of the sun, especially in urban areas. Sunlight will also need to get to plants on the lower parts of the stack, so think carefully about where you place your vertical garden.
3. Consider Artificial Grass
When you have a small yard space in an urban area, your yard area will often be a hard concrete surface. The possibility of laying down some turf might be out of the question, if this is the case. However, you shouldn’t give up on the idea of having a little bit of greenery to walk around on.
Artificial grass can make your yard space a whole lot greener and aesthetically pleasing. What’s more is that artificial grass is easy to maintain, lasts a long time and can be moved around and manipulated into spaces as you see fit.