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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Ways to Add Interest to Small-Yard Landscapes

Those with big yards have lots of space to play around with different landscaping motifs and gardening styles. But if you have a small yard, you may not feel like you can fit in all of these unique elements. That's not exactly true. You may not be able to do as much as someone with a big yard, but by no means does your yard need to be boring. Here are some fun, creative landscaping ideas that work well in small yards.

Raised, Stone-Surrounded Beds

Raised beds are often seen as an option for containing vegetable gardens. However, you can use them for flower beds, too. In a small yard, this tends to be a really good option. You can create the beds from attractive stone, which means the stone surrounding itself will be part of your landscape's look. You can plant shorter flowers inside the bed and people will still see them since they'll be elevated above the rest of your landscape. You could even create a "layered" look by planting more flowers in front of the garden bed.

Accent Rocks

You may not have space to create a true stone garden or even a dedicated garden bed lined with stones. But if you like the look of stones in landscaping, you may want to include a few accent rocks in your design. These are rocks that are interesting in and of themselves. One might have a unique, shiny streak through it, while another has flecks of color that stand out when the light hits them in the right way. Place one at the corner of your garden bed or at the base of your staircase, and you'll instantly add interest to your landscape.

Potted Plants

Potted plants are usually seen as an option for patios and porches. But you can absolutely set them anywhere in your yard to add some color to the landscape. Choose potted plants in really unique pots. This way, the pots themselves will be part of the decor. You can use the potted plants to add pops of color in areas where there's not really enough room to dig a garden bed or plant a shrub.

Don't let the small size of your yard keep you from landscaping it in a way that appeals to you. Consider the landscaping options above. They all tend to work well for people with small yards, and they're pretty affordable, too.