Many of us choose to live the city life, because we are lovers of convenience and the hustle and bustle of being within the action. However, to be able to live this way we often sacrifice owning a good size garden or we may not be able to own an outdoor space at all. Here are some top tips for making the most of a modest sized garden.
Make sure you have at least one area of grass
Some garden enthusiasts say that a garden isn’t a garden without a lawn or an area of grass. However, the luxury of not owning a natural grass lawn is not being responsible for the upkeep of keeping a lawn neat and tidy. This is where artificial grass becomes a great option for those who want minimal effort for keeping their small garden in tip top shape. The Grass Warehouse offer a variation of natural textured and sizes of faux grass, so it is suitable for any size or style of garden.
Add outdoor furniture
If you have room for outdoor furniture in your outdoor space, then why not add a table and a couple of chairs to turn your unused space into a social space. With gardens, it really is quality over quantity, any outdoor space can be used for social gatherings or for casual meet ups.
Equally, if you really are pushed for space and you do not have the budget to spend money on new outdoor furniture, a beanbag or picnic blanket will still offer you and your guests’ comfort for post lockdown social gatherings.
Create a garden centre piece
If you have ever watched BBC’s The Chelsea Flower show, you would have noticed that each garden designer is often given a small garden space to turn into an extravagant piece of flowered art. Why not take some inspiration from professional gardeners and see how your small space can be transformed in to a memorable outdoor haven? However, completely landscaped outdoor areas aren’t to everyone’s personal taste, so if you add a water feature or a raised flower bed to your outdoor area, it will still make a huge difference to a dull, unkept smaller garden.
Add an outdoor bar
If you are a frequent social media user, you will have noticed that many people in summer 2020 acquired an outdoor bar. If you have the space to add a small sized bar, then why not? It is a focal point within a garden and it is ideal for those who like spending their summer evenings outdoors with a glass of wine, along with a few friends.
The best part of owning an outdoor bar, is that you do not need to spend hundreds of pounds of a ready-made bar. You can collect old wooden crates for next to nothing and build your bar from the wood that’s used to make the crates. You will not only be creating your own unique version of a bar, but you will also be saving the planet by re-using wood that has already had a purpose, instead of using new wood for your creation.