Small Garden Tips

December 6, 2017

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, however, one thing is for certain, no matter how big or small your plot, there is always something you can do to make it just right for you. In the latest blog post from Border Fencing, we discuss small garden tips and the simple changes you can make to get the most from the space you have available.

Use height

If your garden doesn’t have a lot of ground space, draw the eye upwards instead. Use climbing plants and trellises, alongside hanging baskets and window boxes to decorate your space, without taking up any valuable floor space.

When you focus your attention on the unlimited space above your garden, you can leave the floor space for practical elements such as a table and chairs.

Choose Colours Carefully

If the illusion of more space is what you’re after, choose your colours wisely. We all know that dark or very bold colours can make an inside space feel more intimate, and the same principle applies to your garden.

Opt for cool colours such as purples and blues, these will recede the field of vision and make the space feel bigger.


The idea of what constitutes a small garden will vary between each individual. However, if you have the room, play around with dividing your garden space into separate sections. The fact that you won’t be able to see the whole garden in one go will add depth and make it feel much bigger than it is. Of course, if your garden is too small to implement this, try adding features such as bird boxes and feeding stations to attract wildlife to your garden. The hub of activity will liven up the space.

We hope you have found these small garden tips useful. At Border Fencing, we have been creating bespoke garden buildings for many years, bringing a new dynamic to gardens of all shapes and sizes. If you would like to find out more regarding our wide range of services, we welcome you to contact us. Please call 01905 852 147 or use our online inquiry form.