Lacking a decent amount of outdoor space can be a serious bummer for some home owners. Isn’t it frustrating when you can’t enjoy your yard because you don’t have the space to do the things you love? Let those feelings go, and here’s how you can fully utilize your outdoor space–no matter the size! Let’s make the most of your tiny garden!
Planters are everything in outdoor spaces, especially if you don’t have the yard space for a dug-in garden bed. Maximize your yard space with coloful terra cotta pots that overflow with greenery. It doesn’t take much to create an outdoor oasis! Image from Better Homes and Gardens.
Are you paying attention to all of the open space on your garden fence? I didn’t think so! It’s time to climb a fence, and brighten up your yard with a climbing plant. It would be so fun to monitor it’s growth and progress!
Over-the-door shoe organizers have a plethora of uses, and most of them aren’t even on the back of a door! Invest in a pocket organizer like this one, and plant a variety of herbs (or vegetables) into each pocket. The easiest DIY vertical garden–ever!
Can you tell that we really like hanging gardens in small outdoor spaces? An old shutter set gets a new life with a coat of paint, and a few hanging plants. This looks like it belongs on a villa in Italy! Find the project here.
Popular Mechanics has a really great step-by-step tutorial to create these raised garden beds for yourself. Raised beds are great if you lack space (it’s easy to build them to a specific size specification!) and they are known to protect plants from pests!
Infuse your yard with bright colors and lush greenery, without using up any of your precious foot space! Top Inspired has the full tutorial!
Fences can make a small yard look even smaller! If privacy is important to you, I recommend growing a variety of lemon grass (or another tall-growing shrub or grass) in large galivanized buckets. This gives you massive amounts of privacy while keeping your yard open. From Homesthetics.
Don’t forget about that fence space, seriously! Wooden crates make fantastic fence-side planters. Use as many or as little as you want, and fill each planter with a different color of flower. See this idea (and other vertical gardening ideas) over at Home BNC.
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