In denser, urban neighborhoods, yards are usually on the smaller size. Because of this, some people don’t bother with upkeep, as there is this notion that traditional landscaping techniques don’t apply. Lawn equipment tends to be on the bulkier side, so it is harder to store and maneuver. Also, shade from neighboring trees and houses can make growing and gardening seem like an impossible feat.
While there are obstacles you have to overcome, developing a landscape routine can work for small yards. Here are a few tips you can follow to help transform your cramped space into an oasis you can enjoy.
Get The Right Lawn Materials
To effectively care for your lawn, you need to understand what you are working with. Some smaller residential homes will benefit from artificial turf, especially if you are wanting a low-maintenance lawn. If you do want to use real grass, you need to know which grass will thrive. For cool humid zones (the Northern Midwest), bluegrass, ryegrass, bentgrass, and fescues will be most optimal.
Get The Right Tools
If you plan on using real grass, you will need a compact lawnmower. A gas-powered lawn mower will likely be too big for storing, so your options could be a push mower, electric mower, or even a robotic mower. Other tools you should consider are typical gardening tools, such as shears, rakes, seed spreads, and possible leaf blowers.
Start a Small Scale Garden
Personalizing a small garden that fits your tiny yard will yield bountiful results. You can hang plants, tiered plants, or align pots to your back wall. Since your space will be small, you might not be able to plant in the ground.
You don’t always need to have an abundance of space to begin a landscaping project. Consider hiring a professional landscaping company if you’re considering