Some homes have smaller front and backyards than others, but regardless of the size of your yard, you’re still able to completely transform it with landscaping services in Denver. The rules of landscaping are slightly different for smaller sized yards, so make sure you follow these tips:
When creating a pathway for guests to walk to your front or back door, think diagonally. If the pathway and the flowers on either side of it run diagonally across your yard, it will elongate the entire space and make it seem bigger than it really is. You should also keep this in mind if you plan on installing pavers. Talk to your landscaping professional about creating a diagonal pattern with the pavers to visually stretch the space.
Small yards have to be kept tidy otherwise they will look cramped. Take a hard look at your front and back yard to determine if there is any clutter you should get rid of. If there’s a group of plants in the back corner of your yard that are growing out of control, talk to your landscaper about how you can tidy up this area and make your yard appear more organized. Once everything is de-cluttered, you’ll be surprised at how much more space you have outdoors.
Because you won’t have as much room on the ground to plant flowers or place flowerpots, utilize hanging plants in your small yard. But, keep it simple and be sure to avoid large hanging plants that may overwhelm the space. If you’ve never hung a plant before, make sure you are using a hook that is strong enough to hold the weight of the plant. Learn how to install a hook for a hanging plant basket
Use the side yards.
Homeowners usually remember to landscape their front and backyards, but they often forget about their side yards. Although there isn’t much space in a side yard, it should still be utilized, especially when you don’t have a ton of room in the front or the back. If you don’t have enough room in the backyard to plant a garden, why not move it to the side yard? A garden can be placed along the side of your home and serve as a transition from the front to the back yard.
Light it up.
Darkness will always make a space seem smaller than it really is, so you should always work with a landscaping professional to light up your front and backyard once the landscaping is complete. Discuss how you can highlight certain areas to make the space seem larger and more inviting. For example, you should always use lighting alongside any pathways and to put a spotlight on any water features you may have in your yard.
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