Small garden landscaping ideas: Tips and tricks you should know about


Having a smaller yard doesn’t mean you can’t have a lovely garden. It may take some planning and careful considerations in the ornaments and materials. Of course, that is easier said than done. It does take some creativity and landscaping experience to turn your backyard into your little zen garden. Fortunately, landscaping experts like the ones at can help you achieve the garden you desire.

Landscaping ideas for small gardens

With the right landscape design, ornaments, furniture, and other materials, you can make your small garden stand out.

Here are some ideas you can use for your garden landscaping project.

  • Create a view. Find a nice view of your garden and make it one of the focal points in your garden. For example, you can frame a nicely trimmed tree or shrub by framing it with a pergola or arbour.
  • Make it cosy. Though it may seem like a bad idea to divide your small space, creating escape nooks for resting and reading helps boost the intimacy of small backyards. You can add a mid-height fence and a lot of pretty plants to make the area look more intimate.
  • Use colours wisely. Bold, bright colours placed in front of where you will view them can make your space look bigger. Since they immediately catch your attention, the rest of the garden landscape will seem to recede, giving the illusion of a larger space.
  • Take advantage of the power of perspective. You can use long, straight lines to make your garden seem bigger than it is. Slightly slant the far end of the lines toward each other to create a focal point. A row of flowers and a fence can serve as the lines. A pergola at the end of the line can be the focal point.
  • Mix it up. Don’t be afraid to use a mixture of different materials and elements in your small garden. For example, a combination of paving materials, hardscape, lawn, and container plantings can add a dramatic visual relief to your backyard, which makes people hardly notice its size.

Design tips and tricks

Here are some more design tips and ideas the landscaping experts at would like you to know.

  • Negative space, even on a tiny lawn or yard, can add balance to a small garden.
  • A living wall can add lushness to gardens with limited ground space.
  • A series of mini views can add interest to your garden in every direction. This is perfect for small gardens that do not have enough space for major focal points. Plants can be used to provide a framework.
  • Choose plants that have a more monochromatic scheme of cooler colours, such as violets, blues, silvery greens, and yellows. This helps open up your garden, making it look bigger.
  • Don’t forget to add lighting so that you can extend the use of your garden well into the night.

If you’re going to hire a landscaping company to help you build your garden, make sure that you hire a reliable and trustworthy one like Marberley Landscapes. Their professional landscapers can assist you every step of the garden design process—from coming up with a concept to completion. You can learn more about them and the services they offer at