Ideas to Create an Illusion of Space in Your Garden

Homeowners who have a small garden space tend to ignore it assuming that there is not much that can be done to make the space appear less cramped. A common misconception people have is that by adding plants or other accessories into their garden, it will simply look smaller. Hence, they tend to leave it as it is. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to create the illusion of space, no matter how small your garden is. Here are some ideas you can consider with your garden contractor to make your garden appear larger than it really is.

Divide the garden into different zones

One of the reasons why the small size of your garden will be accentuated is that there is not much to look at. Instead of leaving it untouched, you should have your garden contractor divide into various zones. The number of zones that you can incorporate will largely depend on how big you make them as well as the space available to you. Some of the different types of elements that you could consider for your zones include incorporating a narrow paved path through the garden, creating a living space with a bench, growing a raised vegetable patch and more. This makes the space more engaging, hence making it appear more spacious.

Incorporate multi-levels into your garden

A completely flat garden will simply emphasize on how limited the space is. If you would like to make it look larger, incorporate various levels into the garden depending on the real estate available to you. There are a number of ways that you could do this. For one, you could opt to excavate part of the garden and create a sunken living space there in the form of a miniature patio.

Add bright colours to your garden

Bright colours work toward drawing the eye to them. This is turn detracts from the size of your garden as they bright spots become focal points. One of the ways you can do this is by having your garden contractor grow brightly coloured flowers right in the middle of the garden. This will draw attention away from the perimeter of your garden. If the garden is closely fenced in, then you should consider creating a live wall with a lot of greenery. This gives the illusion of a continuous garden rather than having boundaries that make your garden appear smaller. 

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It's astonishing how much of my household's water use goes into our garden. It seems really crazy to be pouring drinking water on the garden when Australia is such a dry country. I am pulling out some of my water hungry plants and replacing our landscaping with some more water efficient plants and a grey water reticulation system. This is hopefully going to make our garden much more water efficient but it still looking great. This blog is all about some of the simple, and more complex, ways that you can reduce the amount of water that you use in the garden.

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