Many friends find it difficult to design some small areas of their own gardens. You may find it ideal to have a large garden, because the larger the space, the more design elements and content can be used. But ‥‥‥ don’t forget to count the time you spend on weeding, fertilizing, and clearing the pool each week! Even if your garden is not too big, don’t use it as a backyard for clutter‥‥‥, because even the smallest garden has design space that can be used!

We will share with you 6 real pictures of your own small garden design, and also 6 simple and practical home garden design methods for your reference. No matter how big or small your own garden is, you can always learn from it for inspiration!

​ 1. Add water landscape elements

We’ve always loved water as part of our home decor, and it’s no different in our own garden design. If you have enough space in your garden, you may wish to find a professional to customize an artificial water feature for you, whether it is a pool or a fountain. It should be noted that the location of the water feature is preferably a place with at least 4-6 hours of sunshine, so as to ensure that the plants in the pool can absorb sufficient sunlight, and the water temperature will not become too cold due to insufficient sunlight, which is not conducive to Survival of goldfish.

In addition to the pool, you can also design a small river, waterwheel or falling wall in your garden.

  1. Hedges

When designing your own garden, you can use a variety of plants to create space-dividing hedges. If you have a small garden, you can use evergreen shrubs that are easy to care for. If there is enough space, you can even mix different plants such as small yellow cinnamon, thuja or privet leaf honeysuckle, etc.

  1. Plant dwarf trees

Dwarf trees, also known as shrubs, are great helpers for beautifying and maintaining garden privacy. Of course, keep in mind that trees need to be pruned regularly, and fallen leaves need to be cleaned up frequently in the fall, which is very labor-intensive!

When preparing to plant shrubs, carefully consider the spacing of the space and the distribution of shrubs, because they are really garden walls, and it is not ideal to be too sparse or too crowded.

  1. Create high contrast

If your garden space is limited, simply using plants and furnishings of different heights to create a height contrast can enhance the design and beauty of your garden. For example, the garden in the picture above is composed of lawns, grasses, small trees and hedgerows of varying heights, so that it does not look too boring and monotonous.

  1. Create a garden path

Creating a garden path is actually very easy when designing your own garden, and choosing the right material is an important step. Pure white cement concrete square floor is the safest choice. Pebble or gravel is also a material with high plasticity and matching degree. In addition, sleepers are also one of the commonly used materials. Check out: How to Create a Beautiful Garden with Gravel.

  1. Set up fences

Fences can best maintain privacy. Generally speaking, wood and metal are the main materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Fences composed of wooden boards have more choices in height or shape than metal ones, and are easy to install; metal fences are more suitable for gardens with a modern, fashionable or even futuristic design, but installation will be more difficult. The colors of the fences are also varied, and sometimes black fences will give you a more daring sense of design.