Approximately 64% of homeowners currently in the process of upgrading their outdoor spaces are addressing their backyard. Although a bigger backyard can be nice to have, a small backyard can be just as enjoyable for entertaining. Small backyards are low-maintenance and naturally provide a cozy area to relax. But if you’re still feeling stumped, here are a few ways you can bring big style to your small backyard.
A small patio can be easily converted into an entertainment space. With strategically placed chairs, you can create the look of an outdoor living room without using full-size outdoor furniture. A tiny garden bordering the patio (or even succulents) gives you the ability to host your backyard parties without having to forgo your backyard plants.
Just like a small room, you can navigate your small backyard by choosing landscape ideas that are dual-purpose. For instance, a fountain that doubles as a privacy wall can give you the tranquility you need for a relaxing space without having to sacrifice your leg room. Just be sure that the choices you’re making for your backyard are designed to scale. Dual-purpose is great, but it won’t do anything for your small backyard if the ideas you choose take up the entire square footage.
It’s all too easy to get ahead of yourself when it comes to landscaping design, especially when you’re working with a small space. To keep yourself from going overboard, remember to stick with the bare necessities. You won’t be able to fit a full-size couch in your yard for an outdoor living room, but you’ll be able to fit a couple of chairs. Consider what’s necessary for your backyard for entertaining and relaxation purposes and keep it simple.
The top three uses for a backyard include relaxing, entertaining, and gardening. But not every homeowner has a big backyard to create separate spaces for both. That’s where your landscape design services come in to help make sense of your small backyard so you can get the most out of your space. Alderwood Landscaping can help you navigate your landscape ideas to find the right design for your yard. To learn more about our landscape design services or to schedule a consultation, contact Alderwood Landscaping today.