Just because you have a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can no longer give vent to your outdoor gardening. There is actually no need for an elaborate residential landscaping. There are many ways you can create on your own out of a dull empty unused space. In fact, you can come out with a luscious greenery of vegetables and flowering plants if you are resourceful enough.
Just remember that plants grow vertically. This enables you to maximize the horizontal space available for gardening. That means you have your whole vertical surrounding as your garden plot. If you are creative enough, you can make use of this to achieve a more beautiful garden. However, if you are growing a tree which could occupy a huge space on the ground when it grows, all that a single plant will need from the horizontal space is a dot on the soil literally.Highlighted below are some outdoor garden design ideas that you can try in the limited spaces in your garden.
If you have an outside wall that is bare, you can liven up this area with fresh green decorative plants. You can even use your favourite herbs. To make it more artistic, you can grow such plants in plastic bottle containers and arranged them creatively alongside each other in the same direction.
Alternatively, you can assign a corner portion of your wall to be used exclusively for your favourite orchids. These orchids can be arranged side by side, with some space in between. Provide a narrow sunscreen on top to lessen the effect of direct sunlight on them. Eventually, this wall area could later be teeming with abundant herbal produce and your little corner will be filled with vibrant blooming flowers.
Hanging Plants in Cluster
Another concept in vertical gardening is plant arrangement in groups or clusters. If you are to grow herbs or decorative plants, it would be beautiful to have clusters of different herbs arranged in circle, in rectangle or any other shape you can form on your wall. In fact, this principle of growing similar plants in cluster has its practical uses in terms of its visual impact, in the harvesting of the produce and in the maintenance of the plants. Remember that plants need human touch as much as they need association among their kind. You will notice that clustered plants are more robust than those growing alone.
Tiered Pot Garden
If the horizontal space in your front yard is flat or level, such as the unused driveway or the space clearance from your fence to your house, you can create a multi-level garden using different sizes of pots as plant holders. Working on the cluster concept, you choose a corner space where you can arrange three lines of empty pots upside-down, with the line close to the wall made up of the bigger pots, followed by the smaller then by the smallest. You will then have a 3-tiered setup where you can arrange your growing plants on top. If this flat space is in front of the wall that you have converted into a vertical garden mentioned earlier, this tiered pot garden will provide a perfect complement to the hanging greens.
There are endless creative ways of designing your outdoor garden, regardless of the limited space you have. In your search for better ways to make the most of your outdoor space, trust your creativity and your desire to be with nature. In the end, you may discover that bringing nature’s beauty in your garden is not that difficult to achieve.
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