Tiny Space, Mighty Garden: Tips For Gardening with a Small Footprint

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When you have a small garden, every square inch counts. While those with sprawling spaces can afford to spread out their plants, in a small yard, you have limited space and need to pack things in as efficiently as possible. You can still have a very productive and beautiful garden in a small yard. Here are tips on how to accomplish it. 

Focus on the Soil of Your Small Garden

The foundation of all productive gardens is quality soil. You don’t have much space, so you can’t simply have plants spreading out to find the nutrients they need. Add lots of organic matter to your soil to promote better plant growth and healthier soil structure. You’ll get more bang for your buck whether you’re adding vibrant flowers or vegetables that need a lot of nutrients. 

Choosing the Right Plants 

Smaller plants that bloom for longer are better options when you have limited space. You won’t have the option of having five different kinds of annuals with staggered flowering periods. Instead, choose fewer flowers that bloom longer. Options include: 

  • Daylilies 
  • Bleeding heart
  • Daisies 
  • Stonecrop 
  • Lavender 
  • Black-eyed Susan 
  • Sage 
  • Coneflower 

Also, consider the size of the plant. Shrubs and bushes are great alternatives to trees. Herbs are a great alternative to many vegetables that take up a lot of space. 

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Proper Plant Placement 

How much room do your plants really need to grow? You can look up the typical width of any plant that you’ve purchased online. When you’re planting, be careful to give the plant only as much room as it will need when fully mature. That way, you’re not losing out on even an inch of possible growing space. 

Grow Up, Not Out 

You can get more greenery by using trellises, steps, and standing garden pots that help you grow up instead of out. Vines are a perfect option to cover any of these features, and they add significantly more greenery than you’d get with a shorter plants in the same space. Vines also typically need less room for their roots so they are an even better option. 

Popular vine options include: 

  • Peas 
  • Beans 
  • Morning glory 
  • Clematis 
  • Wisteria
  • Ivy 

Minimize Your Lawn Space

How much space do you really need for a lawn? Unless you have children that are still enjoying running around on the grass, odds are that you have far more grass than you need. Small portions of grass can look just as refreshing. Fill up more of your space with patio, pathways and other hardscaping. Or, add new garden beds. Both will make the space more beautiful and functional too. 

Talk to a Professional For Help With Your Small Garden

Enhance your tiny space with a mighty garden! To update your tiny garden, contact our team at Lawrence Park Complete Garden Care today.