Sterling Heights Landscaper Gives Design Tips for Small Yards
Trying to add some curb appeal to your home but don’t have that much space to work with?
Whether you live in a condo, townhouse or your home simply has a smaller yard, here are some tips for creating your outdoor oasis in cramped quarters.
Add Multiple Focal Points
One problem with landscape design in a small yard is that there is not enough space to create one grand focal point. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t add visual interest to your outdoor space. Instead of one large focal point, create several small focal points throughout your yard. Try adding container gardens, unique garden accents, such as antique pieces or even a small water feature.
Unify Your Design Elements
Although we recommend creating multiple focal points, avoid using too many elements that do not relate to each other, as it will make your outdoor space look cluttered.
For example, use the same type of stone or paver material throughout your yard. If a garden is one of your focal points, you can use various plants but choose plants with a similar form and texture.
Use Double Duty Features
One solution to getting the most out of a small space is to choose features that will serve more than one purpose.
For example, you can install a retaining wall that holds a garden and then double the purpose of the hardscape structure by installing a seat wall. This will provide visual appeal and provide a sitting area, allowing you to forgo patio furniture that would otherwise take up additional space.
Invest in High Quality Materials
Today there are various construction materials available from standard concrete to exotic stone and ceramics. However when designing a larger outdoor space, using high quality and unique materials can get expensive quick. One advantage of designing a smaller yard is that it does not require a large amount of these high-end materials to transform your yard into a luxurious oasis. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to make exceptional choices for your home.
In larger landscapes homeowners often start with less expensive materials such as concrete, and then work their way up to more expensive choices if there is still room left in the budget. With a smaller yard, try starting with higher end materials and then work your way down if needed.
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We hope you enjoyed this article and it provided helpful tips to enhance your yard, even if you have a smaller space to work with.
If you do not feel comfortable implementing these ideas on your own and would like to consult with a professional landscape company about design ideas or installation, contact Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape today for a FREE Consultation. Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape services Sterling Heights as well as residents and business owners throughout Southeast Michigan.
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