Designing a new garden can be both fun and rewarding. However, it can be hard to know exactly what to do with small spaces. Should you ignore landscape design and just throw a few plants or a fruit tree in, or should you spend time and money employing a professional to come and sculpt it to perfection?
Unfortunately, there’s no real correct answer. Some people will prefer not to waste their time and money on a landscaper, while others would jump at the chance to turn their small outdoor area into more than wasted space. With this in mind, I’ve put together a few things for you to think about with respect to getting the most out of small outdoor spaces.
Start With A Clear Plan
Planning becomes essential when you’ve only got a small outdoor space to work with. Before you do anything else, you need to sit down and think about the following questions:
- What sort of elements do you want to include in your landscape design?
- Who’s going to be using your outdoor area? Do you need to make it child friendly, or should it be designed for adult entertaining?
- What sort of budget do you have?
- How much time do you have for garden maintenance?
The answers to these questions will help you clarify exactly what sort of things you should include in your landscape design.