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How Property Developers Can Help Make the Most of a Mini-Garden

It’s hard to deny how property developers are sometimes a little overly ambitious trying to attach tiny gardens to homes where there’s little to no room for a great deal at all. Full marks for trying, of course. But what you’re left with is a minute plot of land that seems far too small to do anything useful with.

However, a little required expertise and plenty of creativity, it’s surprising just how much life there can be in even the smallest of gardens. There are some property developers and experts who specialise in making tiny gardens look and feel quite the opposite. They’re all about taking what you’ve got and making it into something you’ll never tire of enjoying.

The best part being that many (most in fact) don’t necessarily call for large-scale remodelling.

So with this in mind, what follows is a brief rundown of just a few tips from the experts. An overview of how they can make the most of even a microscopic outdoor space:

  1. They Use Height. First and foremost, you’ve accepted there isn’t a great deal of horizontal space available. As such, the key to maximising the space you have is to think vertically. Fences, garage walls, the outside surfaces of the property and so on should all be considered. They’re all fair-game for the kind of vertical gardening that can produce simply spectacular results. Vertical gardening has become the new favourite of property developers up and down the country.
  2. They Think in Sections. In even the smallest of gardens, it can be effective to compartmentalise a number of areas. You’re basically looking to create an effect where the whole garden doesn’t look like one single entity. Instead, it has its own contrasting complimentary sections. If in doubt, start out on paper with a rough drawing of your garden and experiment accordingly.
  3. They Light It Up. One of the few things all property developers agree on is the importance of strategic lighting. Often the best way of making a small garden look and feel bigger is to focus on lightness and brightness. By day, focus on the brightest and most colourful plants. By night, the kind of creative lighting that brings the whole thing to life. It’s pretty much the same case as it is indoors. Lightness and brightness create the illusion of space – darkness has the opposite effect.
  4. They Attract Wildlife. Another great way of injecting life into a small garden is to do exactly that. Even the smallest of gardens look and feel so much more energetic and full of life when there are plenty of birds frequenting the various bits and pieces you put out for them.
  5. They Use Containers. Pots and containers in general are perfectly suited to smaller gardens. Simple additions that allow you to experiment with any number of different plants types without having to worry about making the place feel cluttered. Once again, focus on brighter colours for the actual containers themselves.
  6. They Use Appropriate Furniture. If possible, install the kind of garden furniture that can either be stacked together or folded away when not in use. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t have to mean compromising on quality or elegance. Most property developers swear by practicality and efficiency of storage.
  7. They Use Sound and Movement. You can rely on birds to bring plenty of sound and movement to your smaller garden project. But the installation of a small water feature could also have a positive effect.  Likewise, think about the kinds of plants and shrubs that bring sound to the garden as the breeze blows through them.
  8. They Can the Clutter. Try to remember that the more cramped and cluttered the garden is, the smaller it looks and feels. Once again, it’s the same as with the basics of interior design. Property developers advise against unnecessary clutter in the strongest of terms.
  9. They Focus on Privacy. Last but not least, one common problem with small outdoor living spaces is the way in which their occupants often feel as if they have limited or no privacy. This can be remedied by installing trees, plants, fences or anything else of a similar nature. You’re looking at creating a cosy and secluded outdoor environment that’s hard to resist.

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