There is an assumption that whenever the word landscaping is used it refers to huge landscaping projects, such as those you might see around large office complexes. Even when landscaping is discussed within the context of domestic gardens it is often thought to apply only to the sprawling gardens of large homes. This belies the fact that landscaping is a gardening term that relates to the actions being carried out rather than any particular location or garden. As such, landscaping is an activity that can be done in a small garden, and often with as much enjoyment as it would be in a garden 20 times the size. We are not suggesting that you can do everything within a smaller area that you could do in a large area, so landscaping within a small garden will require some imagination. However, there are lots of ideas for what you can do within a small landscape garden, and here are 5 which we hope you might try. Create Pathways One goal of many who have a small garden is they still do not want to have to spend as much time maintaining it. One way to achieve this is to reduce the area and the quantity of plants that need that maintenance. A clever way to achieve this is to include one or two small pathways, especially across any lawn areas. This can be done using shaped paving slabs which look great and also reduce the area of grass which needs to […]
Outdoor entertaining is becoming more popular as the years go by, but not everyone is well-equipped to welcome guests. What are you supposed to do when the cold night air makes an appearance? It might be time to incorporate outdoor heating into your landscaping design. Here are a few options that might appeal. Patio Heater As the name suggests, a patio heater is a heater for your patio or quaint little entertainment area. It’s an ideal option for small gatherings and can heat a conservative area quite quickly. What’s more, a patio heater is portable. You can move it where you see fit and power it with bottled gas. Other fuel types might be worth your consideration too. A Fire Pit If you’re a massive camping fan, then why not bring that campfire ambience home with you? Thanks to fire pits, you can incorporate a classic campfire vibe into your landscape design. It can feature blocks or bricks in a circle and has a central space for firewood. A brazier or fire bowl in your courtyard can have the same effect as well. There’s nothing quite like the gentle crackling of flames in the background as you entertain your guests.