Do you have a small garden but a big imagination? Always second guessing on what will fit nicely and not look too overwhelming? Well, whether your garden is currently unloved, or you’re always trying to make the most of your green-space, we’ve got the solution for you.
Working with Suttons will help transform your garden – with our top-tips and tricks, we can make your smaller garden look bigger and at its best this summer, so that you can enjoy garden, even if it’s only you that fits in it!
Grow vertically to save your space
With small gardens, growing your favourite plants, vegetables and flowers can be a little bit of an issue. But we have a way to fix this and create more growth in the space that you have. Let’s grow vertically instead of along the ground.
Grow your own
Almost anything can be planted on a trellis, and this is ideal for your small space – from squash to a variety of non-bushy cucumbers. You can do it. You can even use a bean tepee plant support for pole beans so you’re never out of options. With the use of bamboo, your beans can grow to at least 5 feet tall, but make sure to guide the fruit or vegetables because you don’t want to break their stems.
Hanging your plants upside down
Bring your garden plants into 2017. Break traditions and use upside-down planters to impress your neighbours. Make your garden, your utopia. Allow your plants to grow freely to the ground and this allows your garden to have a futuristic aesthetic that is sure to turn a few heads.
Willing to be more creative with your small space? Use these planters and hang them from trees or fences that surround your garden. You could even add a bit of colour by planting tomatoes that will not only save you space on your trellis but also create the perfect backdrop for your family photographs.
Tiered planters will save you space
Tiered planters for your flowers can make the perfect feature and become the main attraction in your garden. They don’t take up too much room and usually sit alongside your wall.
Create a bright atmosphere in your garden by adding plants such as thrillers that will make your small space even more exciting, whether this being a feature against the wall, or more down the traditional route by using spillers that will flow outwards and lay down the side of your planters. Fillers are ideal when using various plants to make your garden stand out. They sit amongst spillers to make and create a distinct separation between colour that will be even more pleasing to the eye.
The main attraction
Don’t be worried when having a small garden, there are always ways to make the most of the space that you have. A focal point can provide the illusion of space by creating defined areas within your garden plants and immediately direct the eye towards it. Here are some of the best, quick and easy features to implement:
- A cluster of plants. This may take the form of a collection of all white flowers, such as the Mexican fleabane, or alternatively, lavender could fill this space full of colour and fragrance.
- Bird baths. A bird bath is a great way of attracting wildlife that you wouldn’t otherwise see in your garden, especially in the summer. Or alternatively, other ornamentation is likely to attract birds that like to perch when resting.
- A bench. If space is limited, why not try placing a bench in the corner so that you can sit down as part of the garden. Not only will this solve the problem of not being able to move around freely – you’ll always be able to enjoy your garden in comfort.
Garden in the right way
Be efficient with the space that you have and be sure to plant flowers in the right place.
We have the best way to make sure that you’re using your garden to its full potential. First, make sure that you’re attending to your priorities. For example, do you have ornaments that you simply don’t need such as garden gnomes? In a small garden, the amount of room you have should be at the forefront of your mind and sometimes getting rid of things that you don’t need can make a huge difference.
Making changes can be beneficial – do you have an area of gravel that could potentially be used for new ornamentation or flowers that could create an eye-catching area? Alternatively, when there’s a small gap between ornaments or flower pots, then why not try planting a flower bed in-between, that will help you to save space, but will also direct your eye to somewhere new within the garden.
As long as you’re sensible, and you use space to the best of your ability, then you’re bound to make your garden look bigger than it actually is. By sticking to our guide, you’re on your way to making sure your garden is as visually and physically spacious as it can be.