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How to make the most of your small family garden

How to make the most of your small family garden

How to make the most of your small family garden

One of the main things we all look for when buying a new house is a decent sized garden. There’s no better feeling than enjoying a summers night, relaxing in the comfort of your own garden with your nearest and dearest. The garden is a focal point of any home as it’s where many memories are made. Whether it’s a family BBQ or watching the little ones splash about in a paddling pool, a garden is a place to bring everyone together and create the perfect setting for many occasions.

When it comes to the size of a garden, we have to be realistic. We’d all love to have a large area with a luscious lawn and flower beds packed with colourful perennials and shrubs, but this isn’t always the case. More often than not gardens are smaller than what we’d like, but this doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the space you have. For first time buyers and couples a larger garden isn’t necessarily a top priority, whereas it’s usually a different story for homeowners with children. There is so much you can do to enhance a smaller garden, so don’t let the size deter you from achieving the look you desire.

Here at Grasslands Nursey we know it can be a difficult task caring for both your garden and juggling the tasks of day to day life; especially when children are involved. We want to share some handy tips and useful advice to allow you to not only make the most of a small family garden, but also eliminate the need for a large amount of maintenance.

Make simple changes to create a bigger appearance

Sometimes a small change can create a deceiving look for the appearance of your garden. One way to make the most of your garden is to use hedging troughs to create more than one area. Placing the troughs around your garden not only breaks up the space, but they’re a great addition as they’re low maintenance. Hedging troughs are a quick win as they deliver the look you’d like almost instantly and only need clipping once or twice a year, meaning they don’t need much attention.

Another way to create a more spacious appearance is to paint any walls or fences you have white. Doing this not only creates a larger feel but it also provides the perfect background for plants, allowing them to stand out and display their vibrant colours.

Allow the little ones to get hands on

A garden is the perfect place to allow a child’s imagination to run wild and teach them about plant care at the same time. Little ones love to get hands on and there’s no better way than letting them create a fairy garden or bug box. Allowing them to have a small section of a flower bed or overgrown area of the garden, means they can put their own stamp on it and add accessories you no longer need. Whether it’s using stones or ribbon, they can allow their imagination to run wild and enjoy the open air around them.

If you don’t have a lot of space to create flower beds then using pots to house plants not only saves space, but gives the littles ones some responsibility. Before you pot any plants, let the children paint their own design on them and help choose the plants to go inside it. There are a variety of plants that are low maintenance and perfect to help children learn about caring for them.

Enjoy and make the most of the space you have!

Having a small garden doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. We all want to have a place where we can relax and enjoy the beautiful nature and air around us. If you’d like to make the most of your small family garden then we’ve created an eBook full of useful hints and tips to help you achieve the look you’d like.

We’d love to know what you think of our tips and advice within the eBook. Feel free to let us know your thoughts by using #FamilyFriendlyGarden and tagging @Grasslands_.

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