Landscaping ideas for a small yard – An attractive front yard welcomes guests and is enticing from the road especially if it includes a garden. Maintaining an attractive front yard may seem like a challenge, but with only a few design techniques you will have a beautiful space in no time. An important part of an attractive and easy to maintain front yard is to select the proper plants that turns your small space into an apparent spacious, diverse front yard.
1. Path to front door
A key feature of a beautiful, welcoming front yard is to build a path that invites you to the front door. Create a walkway of at least 4 feet (1.2 m) in width that allows two people to walk side by side comfortably. A path lined with vegetation is attractive and one that curves around a birdbath, a tree or even a garden gnome provides a good flow for a path. If the courtyard is very small sometimes putting in a smaller, straight line path works best as well. The front door is a great focal point to consider when designing the look and feel of your small yard, improve the space with a nearby cluster of bright cheerful flowers and planters.
2. Designs for Small Spaces
Landscaping ideas for your small yard requires a few design tricks to will make your small garden look bigger than it really is. In an article published in “Fine Gardening” magazine, landscaper and author Rosalind Reed shared some tips. For example, landscape the whole yard all the way to the sidewalk. Another tip is to divide the small space into various sections, such as a water source such as a fountain, high planters, trees, bushes and segmented area for eating and relaxing adds depth to the space. Also, consider outlining the garden at a 45 degree angle to the house to create the illusion of space and to add size to your small courtyard.
3. Garden design and style of the house
Creating a garden, even a small garden, is in vogue and will suit the look of any yard if done properly. Design the gardent o be functional and to create unity with the home and to compliment a patio of any size. In his article “Fine Gardening” entitled “Front-Yard Gardens Make a Strong First Impression”, garden designer Jeni Webber writes about designing patios for a variety of home styles.