Making The Most Of An Urban Garden

by - 5/03/2017 09:47:00 PM

A good garden can be hard to come by these days. Especially if you live in an urban area, a lot of properties offer a small concrete patch in place of a luscious green space. If you’re lucky you might have a bit of greenery, but you’re unlikely to have anything too spectacular. That doesn’t mean that you can’t impress with your backyard space, though. With a bit of clever planning, any garden, no matter its size, can be turned into a wonderful space for all the family to enjoy. If you’re struggling to get the most out of your garden, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Upwards Not Outwards


You might not have a lot of ground in the garden, so you’ll be wary of growing things. It takes up a lot of space and that’s something that you don’t have a lot of. Growing vertically won’t take up much room at all but you can still get the beautiful plants that you want in your garden. Put in some trellises on the garden walls and you can grow plenty of different varieties on them. As well as flowers, you can also grow vegetables on them. Certain types of squash, beans, and cucumber will all grow vertically, so having a tiny garden doesn’t mean that you can’t have a healthy vegetable patch.



Using planters is also a good way to maximize your growing room. If a lot of the floor space is concrete rather than grass, you might think that there’s no chance of growing anything. That isn’t the case. Putting in some planters gives you the same options as soil does. Planters are best for vegetables that can grow fairly close to each other, like carrots. Some vegetables can also be planted in hanging baskets, which don’t take up any floor space at all.


Sometimes you just need to know when to admit defeat. Some gardens are just simply too small, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be any use at all. If you have a small space that isn’t getting any use, why not put an extra building on it. It doesn’t need to be anything as drastic as a proper extension. Something like a studio cabin or a shed will do just fine. At least you’ll actually be getting used out of the space rather than having a lonesome patch of grass that nobody ever goes on.

Create A Focal Point

Creating an amazing focal point can completely change the way that a garden looks. It draws away from the small space and gives the impression that the garden is a lot larger than it is. It doesn’t need to be anything groundbreaking, a simple fountain or an extravagant planter will do just fine.

Dual Functions

When you’re short on space, you need to maximize the potential of what you do have. Dual functioning furniture is one of the best ways to do it. Arches can be used for climbing plants and benches can be doubled up as planters.      

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