When you think about the ideal landscape, what comes to mind?
Do you think of flowerbeds bursting in color, water features, large and beautiful trees and an outdoor sitting area? This is the usual picture that comes to mind when people think of landscaping.
They also end up believing that proper landscaping can only work if someone has a lot of space, which is not necessarily the case.
Not all homes in Texas have a lot of space to execute the landscaping that most people dream of, but here are a few tips that can work even for small yards:
- Embrace a vertical appeal – To get a positive vertical appeal, make use of pillars that can double as light holders or flower holders. You can hang some flowers from the roof, or plant beautiful creeping plants that will cover the wall of your house. Vertical landscaping also helps to achieve a three-dimensional look that works well with proper lighting.
- Make good use of colors – Colors can create a new look, and depending on how you place them in landscaping, you can create the illusion of space while improving the beauty of the landscape.
- Create a point of focus – When you have a small space to work with, you can direct everyone’s attention from the small space to a fountain, or a statue on the lawn, something that will be captivating and pleasing to look at. If you can get a shade, some flowers, and a small sitting space facing the fountain, you will achieve a great outdoor feel and effect that’s usually associated with a huge lawn.
- Keep it simple – Do not get too many different types of plants, since a small space will not handle the diversity so well. Get two or three different types or colors of flowers, and go all out with them. The colors that you choose to work with should harmonize with the theme of your exterior.
- Decorate your small lawn using a huge rock – You can use a unique looking rock as a decorative feature for your lawn, or you can use it as a place to sit on. A rock is simple and easy to come by, and you can even grow plants around it or place cushions on it, depending on its size and shape. It will make your landscape even more appealing than you could have imagined.
Position plants along the foundation – Lack of space can force you to plant flowers along the foundation, something that will be an advantage in terms of beauty, as well as keeping the foundation dry. If you live in a part of Texas that experiences a lot of rainfall, you can get French drains, downspouts or even a trench.