How to design a small garden
How to design a small garden
You have purchased a property, and it has a small garden. If you are reading this, you are probably researching designing a small garden. Where should you start? Having a small space to work with can be a blessing in disguise because landscaping is not cheap! When you have a small garden, you need to be realistic to maximise its potential. Our landscape gardeners in Bury have experience transforming even the smallest of spaces; unfortunately, they haven’t graduated from Hogwarts yet – an outdoor room with a noteworthy footprint or gigantic Aquavia Swimspa are unlikely to fit! That said, our Bury landscape gardeners will use their creativity to create the perfect design for your space.

Include a bespoke outdoor kitchen-bar or fire-pit seating area

Enhance the design of your small garden by incorporating a bespoke feature such as an outdoor kitchen bar or fire pit seating area. Our Bury landscapers constantly endeavour to integrate unique features into their designs. There is nothing worse than a design without any imagination. A carefully thought out garden design that offers a functional outdoor living space will improve your quality of life. Your new garden will be an extension of your home. Getting the plan right is an essential part of the project. If the master plan is wrong, everything will be a struggle! That is why we offer digital garden design packages allowing you to visualise your new garden before you commit to its installation. Do you need a garden designer in Bury? Let’s arrange an initial consultation to discuss your project.

Another key benefit of integrating a bespoke feature into the design of your garden is that they are built from scratch, allowing our landscape gardeners in Bury to create a kitchen bar or fire pit that is a suitable size for your garden. You can’t go wrong with a fire pit, particularly in a miniature garden; it will be lovely and cost, perfect for hosting summer barbeques or for warming up in the colder months.

Add another level to your garden

When a small space is an obstacle, our Bury landscape gardeners often recommend adding another level to the garden. A split level design is potentially the simplest way to maximise the space available in your garden. It could involve a raised composite decking with steps leading down to a lawned area – or if you have little ones running around, a rubber wet pour play area may be a suitable option for consideration. We love getting creative with these features; check out the Manchester Bee in the rubber wet pour on this project completed by our sister brand, Manchester Landscapes. Whether you choose a raised patio supported by a railway sleeper retaining wall or prefer the longevity of a raised composite deck, a split level garden will increase the perceived size of your garden.

Sometimes it may not be possible for our landscapers in Bury to create a split level design for your garden. Usually, this will be because the space is too small. If your garden is unsuitable for this tactic, we could add a second storey to your garden with a raised platform terrace. Let’s determine the most suitable options for your garden. To do this, we need to arrange a consultation with a Bury garden designer who will offer their advice. If the space available is too small, adding another level may not be the best solution; it could reduce the size of your garden and even create unnecessary trip hazards.

Light it up with Philips Hue intelligent outdoor lighting

Lighting is an integral ingredient of a successful garden transformation. You have thousands of options to choose between when it comes to lighting. We would recommend only one; Philips Hue is at the forefront of the intelligent outdoor lighting market. Our landscape gardeners in Bury will use Philips Hue lights to enhance your small garden, and we guarantee the space will appear much bigger! By brightening up a landscape, you accentuate it. Choosing Hue lighting goes a step further; you can use the technology to unleash your garden’s full potential.

Technology is constantly evolving, and it will continue to do so. Philips Hue is one of the latest and greatest products to influence the landscaping industry. Philips’ technology allows us to install lighting features like never before. Why should you choose Philips Hue for your garden? Our Bury landscapers love Philip’s products because they offer features found nowhere else. Hue provides remote access and control, advanced scheduling, dimming and motion-triggered lighting, plus the ability to change the colour of your lighting. Did you know that there are over 16 million different colours? Now you do, thanks to Philips Hue!

Living walls

Our landscapers in Bury have to get creative when designing small garden spaces, and one way they do this is by using green walls. Incorporating a flower wall into your new garden is an excellent way to attract bees and butterflies to your garden and will almost certainly increase the visual appeal of your design. Better still, you are fitting planting into your garden without reducing the space available for other features; a bespoke kitchen bar will look fantastic alongside your flower wall!

We can use a flower wall to create a partition for those who want to incorporate a fire pit seating area in their garden’s design. Green walls are highly customisable too. With hundreds of different flowers to choose between, you will almost certainly find a combination of colours that will look perfect in your new garden. You can also have a bespoke design embedded into your flower walls, such as a word or pattern.

Big or small, our Bury landscape gardeners design them all

Yes, you have a small garden, it may have seemed like a huge challenge, to begin with, but now that you have read this article, our landscape gardeners in Bury hope that you see potential rather than problems. It is a little more complicated when space is of a premium, but we can assure you that we have come across hundreds of small gardens; check out our portfolio to see the outcome of those projects. Together, we can make the most of the space you have available, creating a design that you and your family will love and enjoy for many years to come.

Every garden is different. Let’s create a design that is perfect for your space. There is no better way to be sure that you are happy with your chosen design than by visualising it with high-quality three-dimensional renders. We offer a digital design service where you can work with a professional landscape designer in Bury to maximise your garden to meet your specific requirements and budget. You can get the process started today by requesting a consultation with Bury Landscapes.

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