A garden design project can serve as a transformative experience, not only for your landscape, but also for yourself! By taking the initiative to breathe new life into your garden, you can make it more attractive and functional.

This might involve adding a seating area where you can relax, unwind and watch the sunset after a long day. Perhaps you want to start growing your own produce to use at home, be it herbs, vegetables or a bouquet of beautiful flowers. While it’s great to have options, it can be difficult to determine where to begin.

After all, you can’t do everything, especially when you have limited space to work with. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of five key design ideas to consider for your garden.

Corner Sofa

It’s commonly assumed that furniture is reserved for backyards with ample space, but the right kind can actually leave you with more spare room. The important part is placement.

An L-shaped sofa should be incorporated in a corner against the back wall, thus leaving the rest of your area free for a low table and some practical folding chairs to take out on larger occasions. Depending on the layout of your garden, you may find it better to use a picnic table that can be packed away when not needed.

Fire Pit

A fire pit is highly functional, serving as a source of warmth for cold hands and marshmallows alike. It’s also an attractive visual element and doesn’t require much space.

Planter Walls

When you’re working with a really small garden, walls can serve as vertical land for growing plants. You can do this on a budget by simply sticking old jars, tins and any other kind of containers onto wooden surfaces. If your wall is made from concrete, you can layer wooden planks or a trellis over it to accommodate your planters.

For a more unique design, you can use a material such as charred timber cladding. This impressive look is the result of ancient Japanese wood burning techniques that local manufacturer Shou-Sugi-Ban uses to create their wide range of charred timber products. Head over to their website to explore how you can incorporate the style in your garden.

LED Fairy Lights

If you’re looking to entertain in the evenings, an inexpensive set of fairy lights is a must-have for your outdoor space. While the LED system is by no means power hungry, you can take it a step further by going solar. In any case, some fairy lights are sure to add a sense of magic and elegance to your garden.

Tiered Planters

Another space-saving method, tiered gardens can be bought pre-made online or put together at home with a few basic materials. Think wooden pallets arranged in a pyramid shape, with smaller sections as you move upwards. These make for great herb gardens as you can dedicate each tier to a specific type of plant.

There are plenty other ways to elevate your garden. Get creative and see what you can come up with.

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