After the strange events of the last year and a bit, we’ve all realized how lucky we are if we have any outdoor space to call our own. A sprawling country garden would be ideal, but even having a small garden, balcony or tiny roof terrace provided solace in the lockdowns. The only problem with a small garden is that they can be harder to design, but there’s no need to be daunted; arm yourself with the right garden design tips and tricks and you’ll have the tools you need to make it a tiny sanctuary for you to enjoy all through the warmer months, which are fast approaching! It doesn’t matter if you have a balcony garden or a small patch of patio or even a small front garden, make it a space to be proud of with the right planning, planting, and garden furniture.
Start by thinking about what you need from your garden and how you can plan it to fit those elements in. There are some excellent garden design apps out there that can help you with the basic structure. Chances are you’d like a pleasant place to sit on sunny days, so carve out some space and have a look around for some stylish garden furniture, set up a parasol, and prepare for some outdoor dining. We also love using lighting in the garden, especially solar lights, which can help you make the most of the space after dark. And in a small garden, if there’s no room for a garden shed, you’ll want some sort of garden storage to stow away your garden tools, toys, and anything else that has a tendency to end up outdoors.