Large garden spaces can be hard to find especially in larger cities like Dublin. And even though you might be disappointed to have a smaller garden, with a little bit of creativity you can still make the most of the space that you have. 

1. Consider the furniture size

Choosing the right garden furniture is key to making small spaces work. Of course, everyone enjoys large seats and sun loungers for the BBQ season, but when lacking in garden space it’s better to consider smart furnishing options. Search for smaller and space friendly solutions such as foldable chairs and tables that can be easily put away when not in use thus saving the unwanted clutter in your garden. 

2. Divide your space

Just like your home has a floor plan and clear space allocation, so should your garden. 

The overcrowded rustic look can be quite pleasing in larger gardens where there is that bit of extra space to work with, however smaller spaces need smarter solutions.

Allocate your space into smaller zones. Having dedicated space for plants, lounge and paths will give structure to your garden and will give it that nice clean look that otherwise would look chaotic and shrink in space. 

3. Patio or decking

If you’re looking to have a small seating area, consider adding a patio or decking in the corner. This will divide your space in an obvious and clean way leaving the reminder space for other uses.

This will also make the garden easier to look after and you will have an allocated space for your garden furniture. 

4. Strategic planting

We all love plants, but too many plants can really shrink your garden especially with invasive plants taking over and needing trimming every other week. Be smart about where you plant and what. If you’re looking at flowers and shrubs make sure to allocate the space for it first. 

Having a small garden doesn’t mean you can’t have any trees too, but it’s important to choose the right kind of trees to ensure that it won’t clutter your garden, but give it nice greenery instead. 

Consider trees that grow in height more than width and grow slowly. 

5. Use the space above the ground

When designing your garden plan with the height in mind. There is no better way of making the place look bigger  than planting some tall and slim plants and letting them take up more height space than the ground. 

If you’re looking to plant a veggie garden then consider building raised planters, it will save space and the plants will get more sun – so everybody wins! 

Having less space in the garden doesn’t mean that we still can’t enjoy all the benefits of having a garden! With some planning and creativity you can make the most of what you have and create a lovely garden to spend you summer days in. On a plus side, smaller garden means less work!