Ideas for designing small garden spaces

However big your garden space, we have all grown to appreciate the important of outdoor areas. Don’t let the size of your garden put you off. There are a variety of ways to make the most of the space you have available.

It’s important to firstly decide what you want from the space and how you’d like your garden to work. Do you want to grow vegetables, make your garden an extension of your home or even provide a tranquil space away from all the hustle and bustle of city life.

In this instance, size really doesn’t matter and the tiniest of gardens can provide the perfect sanctuary.

There are many ways to create your perfect tiny space, here are our top tips:

Combine different finishes and hard landscaping materials

Adding a variety of different hard landscaping finishes like paving, decking or cobbles can break up an area and add interest. Whether creating a country courtyard garden or an ultra-modern terrace, different materials can be used to create zones and add interest to a small space.

Low Maintenance

Small spaces are perfect if you have little time for maintenance and gardening. There are many low maintenance landscaping products on the market to suit various designs and schemes. Composite decking and fencing can be a great option. It will continue to look good for years to come without the maintenance requirements of traditional timber alternatives. To view the full SAiGE Composite Products range click here.

Pots and planters

Pots and planters are a great way to break up your space and soften hard landscaping. The benefit of free-standing pots and planters within a small garden are they can be moved around to change the design. Different size pots and planters create height and depth within the garden.

Vertical planting and living walls

Why not go up rather than out if space is of the essence. There are a wealth of living wall options on the market which can include kitchen garden plants of pretty florals depending on your requirements. They are a great way to brighten up a space. Built in irrigation systems or artificial planted walls provide options for those looking for a low maintenance solution.

Create a focal point

Creating a focal point can draw your eye to the end of your garden and as a result make the space feel bigger. There are a variety of different ways this can be done, using mirrors of a mural can be great options.

Paint walls and fences white

As with interior schemes painting walls white or lighter can make a space feel bigger as they will reflect the light back into the space. Also, lighter walls gives the illusion they are farther back and therefore make the space look bigger.

Add different levels

A variety of levels within the garden can add interest and a sense of zoning. Why not have a sunken patio and raised decking to create separate seating areas. Decking is a great way to create a raised area with very little ground works required. Different heights can be created by adapting the subframe, the SAiGE Aluminium Subframe system provides the perfect solution for split level gardens.

This is just the tip of the iceberg and there are so many innovative and exciting ideas when it comes to designing the perfect garden for your small space. Don’t let the size of the space put you off!