Limited space does not have to mean limited options! No matter the size of the land you’re working with, it’s always possible to create interesting and eye-catching hardscapes around your home!
Choosing the Right Hardscape
Hardscape refers to hard landscape materials in the built environment structures that are incorporated into a landscape. So work with what you’ve got! The most important thing to remember when designing your perfect backyard space is that any addition should blend seamlessly and be a natural-looking addition to your home. Creating an outdoor living space for you and your family should be based around what the primary use of the space will be! From patios and walkways to fire elements and garden beds, your space should support your lifestyle. Need inspiration? Visit our Outdoor Living Gallery!
Softscape to Compliment Small Spaces
After all the work of designing your yards hardscape, it’s time for the next design element, known as softscape! Softscape refers to the living parts of your design such as flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees. When done right, this will not only compliment the newly crafted hardscape but also bring a natural softness and organic lines back to your yard. Incorporating a living design in your space will make your landscape more dynamic and further create the illusion of a larger space. It’s important not to go overboard with this step though and allow each plant the room to grow. Be sure to do some research before blindly picking whatever catches your eye at your local garden center to ensure each plant you choose will thrive in your newly created space! Looking for some inspiration? Be on the lookout for next week’s blog post about choosing plants that will thrive in Indiana this spring!
Finishing Touches for Small Spaces
You’ve designed your hardscape and chosen the perfect flora and fauna, we’re only one step away from your dream yard! It’s time for the finishing touches. This can mean anything depending on the size of your space, so now is the time to envision what you’ll use your little slice of paradise for and choose pieces to compliment that. Just like choosing the right softscapes, it’s important not to overcrowd your place. Sometimes a finishing touch is a simple outdoor rug or antique birdhouse! This is your chance to give your home even more character, so don’t hesitate to play around with different pieces and find the most functional use for your home.
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