If you have a lawn, you won’t be easily content with having a green turf, some plants, bushes, and trees. As much as possible, you would want to have it landscaped as well so that it can be truly attractive and functional.
You will certainly have no problems though if you want to have a huge or medium-sized lawn landscaping. For small-sized ones, landscaping, Braintree, MA outdoor space renovation experts say, can be a bit more complicated and time-consuming. However, landscaping a small lawn is not impossible.
Small Lawn Landscaping Tips
If you have a small lawn and don’t know where and how to start with landscaping it, below are some tips you can follow:
Come up with a landscaping plan. Before getting a shovel to dig or start mixing cement, map out a plan first. Begin by choosing a theme. Next, consider the primary use of the lawn then come up with a realistic budget. Although you may want to have a deck, vegetable patch, or an outdoor fireplace, you may have to rethink some of these and lower your expectations since space will be a huge issue.
Think creatively. If you have a small outdoor space, it is best to think outside the box. To maximize the space, one option would be to start and have a vertical garden. This means placing hanging plants on your lawn. You can place them on the wall, fences, and even on the branches of trees. Hanging plants is a great way of including green life in a tight space and can transform a wall into a beautiful growing space. They are also ideal for small lawns since they give your outdoor space a pop of color without taking up floor space.
Don’t forget to make your landscaped lawn multifunctional. Lastly, a landscaped lawn won’t be complete without some features and fixtures. And to make the most of your small outdoor space, go for items that serve more than one purpose and will have a big impact without taking up too much space. Having a bench on your lawn that doubles up as a storage box to store garden equipment is an example of having multifunctional fixtures. It would also work to your advantage if you select pieces of outdoor furniture that are easy to move and store, such as collapsible tables and foldaway chairs.
About the Author:
Marissa Winslow is a landscape design artist. She recommends working with the experts of Molloy Landscape for your outdoor space renovation needs in Braintree, MA.