Do You Need a Big Yard for Landscaping?

Posted on January 25, 2018

When most people think of beautifully landscaped yards, they think of the vast lawns outside of mansions. If you have a small lot in a more urban area, it can be easy to believe that landscaping isn’t a great idea. We’re here to tell you that landscaping can shape any size yard—here are a few tips that can help.

Your yard doesn’t need to be everything. You might want a pool, party area, play area, and vegetable garden, but space limits you. Consider what you genuinely want out of your yard, not just its potential. If you don’t know how to swim, for example, there’s no point in cramming a pool into a small space. If you don’t have children, you don’t need to create a play area for them. Your yard is for you, not for what trendy activities others might suggest.

When you plan out your landscape design, don’t overlook the sides of your home. The small area between your house and your neighbor’s is valuable space that can be used for small gardens or storage areas. Make sure you know how much space is available and consider how it can be transformed to be a seamless extension of your yard.

Consider vertical plants to save on valuable garden space. These can be plants that naturally grow vertically, like tomatoes or ivy vines, or merely stacking small planters to bring a lot of flowers into an area without sacrificing ground space.

If your home is in a noisy, urban area, then consider adding a water feature somewhere in your yard. The sound of running water can mask outside noise and help you feel as though your garden is a space of its own. You can also accomplish this by strategically placing plants or fencing to create an entryway into the garden. The act of walking through an entry can make people feel as if they’ve gone to an entirely new place—even if you’re less than 10 feet from your house.

When you’re considering designing a beautiful landscape for your small yard, contact Cataldo Landscape. We can help you transform your yard, no matter what size it is. Call today to learn more.