In many places, land is scarce or expensive. Many homes and apartments have only a small porch, a balcony or a patio. Others have a small garden next to the neighbor’s fence or a structure background on the smallest part of a larger garden, like a side alley. With just a container, simple and well located, you can add personality and color to a small space. Here you will see how to maximize your space, no matter how small.
1. Gardening begins on paper.
Analyze the space. Measure it physically. How much space do you really have?
What is the climate and exposure to it in your space? Do you get much sun or too much shade?
Look around. Is there anything you would like to cover or hide, like a wall, fence or toolbox? Is there something you wish you care for or incorporated as a nearby tree, view, or some scenery around?
Evaluate the ground. Clay or sand? Can live there other plants, including weeds?
2. Think about where the water will come. Do you have a place to hang a hose to water the plants? If so, get a hose on the size of your space. If not, use a watering can.
3. Choose a purpose for your garden.
Is it purely decorative, or you prefer to grow some herbs, or food plants? Decide where you will be when you look at the garden.
Will you be outside of it, or you’ll see her from the inside? One or two chairs and a small table can make a small garden an attractive haven to sit and read.
4. If you really want to make a garden in your area, try to find another place to drop the mop. Similarly, in many communities the use of outer space as storage is discouraged.
If you need to store things in that place, for example, it is the only place for your bike, at least minimize the size and number of objects stored. Strip or remove anything that is not necessary, and give yourself space to organize and make accessible the rest.
5. Use perspective. Locate the largest and most colorful place close to where you can see it. Use neutral colors and little things (leaves and flowers) further. This helps create the illusion of a larger space.
6. Hide the limits. If a fence or trellis is the most prominent feature of your garden, it is quite clear how small your space is. Instead, use plants as a boundary.
Use any plant that can cover the fence. If you see a part of the shrub or tree of your neighbor about your fence, put some lower plants, grouped in front of her. Well done, it can be as if the three plants were in your garden.
7. Use division garden. No you can always divide the space if very small, but if you have some space to work with (as a small backyard instead of an apartment balcony), do not show everything at once. Post a path to another space or area. A small space would be perfect for a hidden treasure or a place to hide.
8. Make room for people, especially the gardener. If you only have room for a trail, leave the room for that. But if you can, add a bench or chair.
9. Go up. Generally, the horizontal space is more limited. Build a vertical garden, try a higher container plants, or install a climbing on a wall or fence. You could also put pots on windows or walls or fence mounted containers as well as a table or shelf for more pots.
10. Create a focal point or a focal point for industry, if you have several. It could be a colorful chair or bench, a fountain or a very showy plant.
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