For those that live in a small house in the middle of a town, it can feel quite enclosed and claustrophobic. Many townhouses also have little garden space to do anything meaningful with, so most people will let it become overgrown or just have potted plants. However, with a little imagination and some time, you can turn even the smallest garden into a tranquil haven from all the hustle and bustle of town life.
Start from Scratch
When you first think about how you want your garden, it is important to start with a blank canvas. Begin by removing all the old plants and vegetation that is already there and clear away any debris. When you have it all cleared away, you can start to think about where you want things to go. Take a piece of paper and roughly sketch a map of your garden with where you would like things to be placed. When you have a good idea, you can then start to put your plan into action. If you're short of ideas for your garden, then you can always check out some gardening websites such as mygardeningnetwork.com for some tips.
Paint the Walls
One way that you can make your garden look and feel brighter and bigger is to paint the walls in a bright color. It works especially well on brick walls, but if you have fences, then that is also good. You should take a look at the fence to make sure it is in good condition, if it isn't, then repair or replace any panels as needed. You will need to use a suitable outdoor garden paint that will be weatherproof, or the paint will soon start to flake and fall off the wall.
Consider Creating Areas
To give your garden some organization, you could consider creating sections for your garden. For example, you could have one area that has grass and another that has a patio area with a table and chairs. You can also have some potted plants or hanging baskets around where your sitting. If you have a garden that is all patio, to begin with, you can always lay some artificial grass to break it up a little. Some of the latest artificial grass is extremely realistic, and the benefit is it won’t need cutting.
When it comes to the plants you want, that depends on how you want your garden to look. If you want to have plants growing around your seating area, then you should add some trailing plants up the walls. You should also think about adding plants and bushes that will grow tall to create a wall effect around the area. Because of the small area, there might not be a lot of light getting into the garden. For that reason, add plants that don’t need a lot of sunlight to flourish.
With these ideas, you can easily turn even the smallest and darkest garden into something you will love to use.