Have you ever walked by a house with a gorgeous landscape and wanted something similar but realized you didn't have the space? Well, don't despair. You can create an amazing outdoor space even with limited space.

Here are three tips to help you design your landscaping, even if you have a small area to work with.

Focus on the Structure of Your Space

The structure of your outdoor space is important because it can shape the feeling and flow of your yard. It basically sets up the framework for your design. Structural elements like pathways, seating, walls, and gazebos can add interest to a small space and create connections.

When working with limited space, think about how you can structure your landscaping around it. Can you use benches or chairs as dividers? What kind of paths could be used to direct people through the different areas? Working with structures like these can help make the most out of your small yard.

For example, a pathway can bring attention to certain areas and also give your guests something interesting to explore. You can also create separate sections to make a small yard feel larger and more inviting.

Use Vertical Space

When working with a small area, making use of vertical space is key. Whether you decide to add trellises or hanging plants, taking advantage of vertical spaces can really maximize your outdoor area.

Hanging plants are also great for adding dimension without cluttering up any additional floor space. They can provide a unique atmosphere and bring life to any small area. Additionally, a hanging plant can help draw the eye up, which makes the space feel larger.

If you have enough clearance, consider adding pergolas or arbors for added interest and ambiance in your space. Usually made of wood or metal, these structures can be hung with vines or plants to offer a more natural and appealing look.

Be Smart With Your Plant Choices

Choosing the right plants can be a significant factor in making the most out of a small yard. In fact, the plants you choose can make or break the design of your landscape. Plant choices should be made carefully and purposefully, as they will affect the look and feel of your landscaping.

Choose plants that will fill the area without overwhelming it. Consider mixing in a few evergreens with smaller flowering plants to create a balanced look. You can also use shrubs and trees to add privacy, define the space, and enhance its overall look.

The idea is to look for plants that take up little room yet will provide texture and color to liven up your garden area. Some great options may also include annuals or perennials that spread horizontally instead of growing tall or ornamental grasses and succulents that come in many sizes and shapes.  

For more information about landscape design, contact a local company.