5 Tips to Make Your Garden Look Bigger

5 Tips to Make Your Garden Look Bigger!

A small garden does not mean that nothing can be done with it. There are countless ways to make a small garden look a lot bigger. We are happy to give you some garden inspiration by sharing our ideas with you.

Because organizing your garden is not always easy. There are many factors to consider. Think of the number of sun hours in your garden, where there is the most shade and what the garden should be used for. We give you some tips for making your small garden look more extensive on this page.

5 Tips to Make Your Garden Look Bigger

Tip 1: Know What You Want

By that, we mean to say: ‘What will the garden be for?’ Setting up a small garden is not that easy, especially if you have no idea what the garden will be used for. So before you start making a garden design or buying garden accessories, it is important to list what the plans are and what the garden should radiate.

For example, are you someone who likes to eat outside? Or do you prefer a garden where the children can play? Such questions are helpful to ask yourself before making a plan of action for your garden.

Tip 2: Height Differences

A step to a terrace or sitting area can already have a significant effect in making the garden appear more prominent. The use of raised plant borders is also very striking. Such height differences in your garden make the garden look more spacious and more extensive. Differences in height attract your attention and create a different atmosphere in the garden.

Tip 3: Symmetry

The advantage of a small garden is that the garden is often elongated or square. It is then not so difficult to turn it into a symmetrical garden. Symmetry and repetition of, for example, plants or pots can play a significant role in making your small garden appear more prominent.

Because there is balance in a symmetrical garden, it creates tranquility. It also ensures the sleek and well-kept appearance of your garden. An asymmetrical garden is well-arranged and, therefore, often easy to maintain.

Tip 4: Number of Sun Hours

It is essential to research how many hours of sunshine your garden has and where the most and lightest shade is. It may sound crazy, but shade, in most cases, determines the garden’s layout and the choice of planting. This is because some plants need more sun than others. Read more about a planting plan.

Tip 5: Try to Create Depth, Width and Length

Using large or elongated tiles in a small garden creates an optical effect, which makes the garden seem a lot bigger. The same goes for the fence. When using long horizontal planks, the garden appears deeper and thus larger.

No Garden but a Balcony?

Not only do we have tips for a small garden, but also a balcony. There are plenty of options for gardening on a balcony. So don’t worry! A balcony is ideal for finding out if vertical gardening is for you.

Vertical gardening is more complex than regular gardening. This is because the water you give the plants sinks to the lower plants. Then before you plant the plants that need the minor water at the top.

You can also garden vertically by, for example, hanging plants in hanging baskets on the fence of your balcony. Gardening on your balcony often also has advantages. For example, you are less bothered by vermin.

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