Landscaping Ideas for a Very Small Yard

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A very small yard is preferred by some since it’s easy to care for, but many who have tiny yards are finding it difficult to come up with landscaping ideas. What can you do with a very small yard that’s nothing more than a strip of grass and a patio? Actually you can do a considerable amount of landscaping in a very small yard, and it will be easier to beautify, care for, and maintain than a larger piece of property. The following ideas for landscaping a very small yard will help you create an outdoor haven where you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. These ideas are easy to implement, and they are perfect for very small yards of every size and shape.

Say No to Grass


When was the last time you said no to grass? More and more people are saying no to grass and opting for alternate types of ground cover, especially in smaller yards. Those who have a very small yard can put away the mower and cover bare ground with mulch, bark, or a variety of decorative stones.

Begin by removing all vegetation, and cover the ground with landscaping fabric to prevent weeds from coming through. Next, choose ground cover such as white marble, cypress mulch, red cedar mulch, pine bark, or lava rock. The options are many, and these ideas provide very easy ways to keep your very small yard looking good and almost entirely maintenance-free.

Create a Focal Point

After deciding on one of the many ideas for ground cover in your very small yard, create a focal point to add appeal and interest to your property. Ideas include an eye-catching statuette, a tranquil fountain, a shiny metallic gazing ball, a natural birdbath for feathered friends, or a large container filled with beautiful foliage and blooming flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Visit your local garden center, concrete gallery, or home improvement store for more great ideas.

Landscaping Brick

Brick edging is available in a wide range of styles, sizes, and colors. From scalloped blocks to intricately beveled bricks, you’ll find landscaping brick to meet every budget and preference. Surround your very small yard with landscaping brick of your choice to keep ground cover contained, and to make your very small yard look neat and exceptionally designed with style and beauty in mind. Use your creative eye, imagination, and the many ideas provided to turn your very small yard into a breathtaking oasis for relaxation. You can’t go wrong with landscaping brick, and home improvement stores have dozens of types to choose from.

Light up the Night

Make your very small yard a nighttime place for lounging by including low-wattage lighting. Consider placing landscape lighting around the perimeter of the focal point in your very small yard or along the edging. Landscape lighting is available in decorative solar varieties, electrical models with sensors, and you’ll find many more ideas for lighting at major home improvement stores and garden centers. Solar lights save energy and money, but they don’t shine nearly as long or as bright as electric varieties. If you’re unsure which type you want, buy one or two solar lights and give them a try. If you like the solar lights, invest in enough to complete your landscape design, or buy electric lights with built-in sensors to highlight and brighten your very small yard.

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