Tricks to give your small garden the appearance of being bigger
Simple tricks to give your small garden the appearance of being bigger than it actual is
If you have a small garden and want to it to look bigger than it actually is then you’re in the right place, below are some useful tricks to give your garden the illusion of being more spacious.
Obscure your boundaries
Planting shrubs at the far end of your garden will obscure the boundaries and make the gardens lack of size less noticeable.
Dress up your entryways
Making the entryways to your garden more inviting and warm will distract visitors from the small size of it. Emphasize your entryways by surrounding them with shrubs, flowerbeds or attractive pots and planting containers.
Plant climbing plants to break up the unkind appearance of fences and walls which will give the impression that your garden transcends its boundaries.
Have curved pathways
Especially good for narrow gardens, create curved pathways rather than straight ones. This will allow your visitors to take a winding course around the garden instead of traversing it in on linear path.
Seamlessly merge your home and landscape
Another way to soften the borders in your garden is to create a seamless visual transition between your home and garden. When planning your landscaping try to create a balance so the two naturally fit together.
Create levels or tiers to provide yourself with more space for planting, a particularly good idea if you like to ‘grow your own’. This will add an extra interesting part to your garden which will again help to distract from the actual size of your garden.
Separate your vegetable garden with trellises
Use trellises to liven up your gardens perimeter and support any vegetable you may grow. This will create space but will also give added protection for any vegetable that are growing from animals.