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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Backyard is that kind of cozy and charming places for relaxing, reading, sunning, grilling, gardening and entertaining with your family. Even if your backyard is small it also can be very comfortable and inviting. Having a small backyard does not mean your backyard landscaping options are few. Take a look at these pictures we have collected below, and you will get inspired how to make your backyard look spacious, and how to incorporate all of the elements(plants, water features, outdoor furniture…) that you want into such a small space.
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Create One-of-a-Kind Small-Space Vertical Features Create a sense of uniqueness with a series of small space landscape garden ideas. They’ll help your small garden landscape feel bigger. Espaliering is one trick that looks complicated, but is actually easier than you think, and elegant, too. Use it to dress up a plain shed or house wall in a small backyard. Learn more on creating garden rooms.
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Create a Small Backyard Destination The highlight of this small garden landscape is a firepit with welcoming chairs. Placing the seating spot just off a paved patio, as well as creating a secondary seating spot near the fence, helps the small backyard feel more spacious. See our pergola slideshow for more ideas!
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Create a sense of uniqueness with a series of small space landscape garden ideas. They’ll help your small garden landscape feel bigger. Espaliering is one trick that looks complicated, but is actually easier than you think, and elegant, too. Use it to dress up a plain shed or house wall in a small backyard.
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Create Small Backyard Zones This small yard landscaping idea may seem contradictory, but we promise it works: Break up open areas of a small space so it feels larger. Here, different furniture groupings and paths divides a small backyard landscape into attractive and restful seating nooks. Add a garden in your yard with our free garden plans!
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Streamline a Small Backyard Reducing visual clutter is another small backyard landscaping idea that helps to create a sense of calm and order. The easiest way to do that is to maintain a rigorous devotion to either just a few plants, or just one color. Here, hydrangeas and boxwood line a path to a small deck in the backyard.
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Take Advantage of Foliage and Texture Big, bold tropical plants create a lush feel, especially in a small landscape. Their large leaves can change the scale of a small backyard to help it feel larger, and their unusual shape helps to boost the “cool” factor of the area. Want more? See our ideas for utilizing small spaces. Don’t miss our collection of free small-space garden plans!
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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Conquer Dead Landscape Nooks In a small space backyard, it’s easy to ignore the areas that don’t get a lot of immediate or streetside view—such as corners by a house or garage. Turn those spots into unexpected focal points, with this small backyard idea: Add a centerpiece tree, an oversize container, and flowers and foliage plants for interest.

Boost the Backyard Interest Sometimes the best small yard landscaping idea is mix it up with unexpected elements that offer dramatic visual relief. Here, the mixture of paving materials, lawn, hardscape, and container plantings adds enough interest to a small back yard garden that you hardly notice the landscape’s size. See our gallery of garden path ideas. Check out this front yard small-space landscaping plan.
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Horizontal space is at a premium in many of the best small backyard ideas. That’s why it’s good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
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Keep Plants Vertical, Not Horizontal Horizontal space is at a premium in many of the best small backyard ideas. That’s why it’s good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
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This small yard landscaping idea may seem contradictory, but we promise it works: Break up open areas of a small space so it feels larger. Here, different furniture groupings and paths divides a small backyard landscape into attractive and restful seating nooks.
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Long, straight lines trick you into thinking a small yard or small garden landscape is bigger than it is. To take full advantage of this illusion, subtly slant the far end of the lines toward one another and create a focal point. In this small backyard idea, a fence does the job and is enhanced by repeating rows of flowers and a pergola.
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Use the Power of Perspective Long, straight lines trick you into thinking a small yard or small garden landscape is bigger than it is. To take full advantage of this illusion, subtly slant the far end of the lines toward one another and create a focal point. In this small backyard idea, a fence does the job and is enhanced by repeating rows of flowers and a pergola. Like this lawn? Get more inspiration with our Lawn Design Tips! Check out our lawn-care guide.
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If you think that having a small backyard means you can't enjoy your outdoor space as much, think again. We've rounded up 9 inspiring spaces and ideas to help you make the most of your backyard, no matter its size.
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In a small space backyard, it’s easy to ignore the areas that don’t get a lot of immediate or streetside view—such as corners by a house or garage. Turn those spots into unexpected focal points, with this small backyard idea: Add a centerpiece tree, an oversize container, and flowers and foliage plants for interest.
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Reducing visual clutter is another small backyard landscaping idea that helps to create a sense of calm and order. The easiest way to do that is to maintain a rigorous devotion to either just a few plants, or just one color. Here, hydrangeas and boxwood line a path to a small deck in the backyard.
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The highlight of this small garden landscape is a firepit with welcoming chairs. Placing the seating spot just off a paved patio, as well as creating a secondary seating spot near the fence, helps the small backyard feel more spacious.
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Big, bold tropical plants create a lush feel, especially in a small landscape. Their large leaves can change the scale of a small backyard to help it feel larger, and their unusual shape helps to boost the “cool” factor of the area.
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Make It Cozy It may seem counterintuitive, but boosting intimacy actually helps small backyards. Why? Creating escape nooks for reading and resting is a good small backyard idea for dividing up a space and creating specific zones. Here, a mid-height fence and lots of pretty plantings help toscreen out the view beyond. Discover the best plants for growing as hedges! Get more tips for creating privacy in your landscape.

1 Tree Stump Planter If you’ve got an old tree stump in your backyard, rejoice—they make the most beautiful planters.See more at Three Dogs In A Garden. Courtesy of Three Dogs In A Garden 2 Blocks On The Rocks Use cinder blocks to create a small table or bar for your outdoor space, and use the holes in the blocks for planting. It’s a 2-in-1 deal!Get the tutorial at Hunted Interior. Courtesy of Hunted InteriorAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Hanging Colander Planter Hanging your plants leaves extra space below; plus, these colorful colanders make the most adorable vessels for flowers.Get the tutorial. Brian Woodcock 4 Pallet Flower Display Paint an old pallet and show off your favorite flowers near your front door or in a corner of your garden. The vertical display takes up very little space, and you can change out the flowers or decor with each season to keep things fresh!Get the tutorial at At Home With Kelsey. Courtesy of At Home With KelseyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Murphy Bar No room for a fancy bar? Try installing a Murphy bar outside, which simply folds down into a table whenever you’re ready to use it! The shelves are perfect for storage, and you can stack cute plants on top.Get the tutorial at Shades of Blue Interiors. Courtesy of Shades Of Blue Interiors 6 Tiered Planters Tiered planters will maximize the ground space you have available for planters and herb boxes.Get the tutorial at Decor and the Dog. Courtesy of Decor and the DogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Vertical Herb Garden Instead of planting horizontally, plant vertically! Use a wood trellis, tin cans, and IKEA pot hangers to recreate this look.Get the tutorial at Making Lemonade. Courtesy of Making Lemonade 8 Faux-Grass Rug Offering the illusion of luscious green lawn, a faux-grass rug will help make your patio space look bigger than it really is.See more at Liz Marie Blog. Courtesy of Liz Marie BlogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Add Some Depth You can’t change the size of your backyard, but you can make it seem larger than it actually is by using this neat trick: Hang a few vintage mirrors on your fence so they reflect the surrounding greenery.See more at The Brambleberry Cottage. Courtesy of the Bambleberry Cottage 10 Succulent Wall Art Use a rectangular plastic tray divided into planting cells to display an enchanting succulent garden like this one.Get the tutorial. Debra Lee Baldwin

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