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How to Beautify Small Spaces

With the plethora of plants and potting options, it is time to get rid of the misconception that in order to have the prettiest backyard in the neighborhood, it needs to be the biggest. Regardless of the compactness of your backyard, you can beautify your small space and make the most of your outdoor oasis with these unique gardening ideas:

Bring on the pots!

Whether you have a patio or deck in your backyard, a great way to brighten up your space is to add some potted plants. You can mix and match different colors and sizes of pots and plant anything from wildflowers to tomato plants in them. You can even arrange the pots to create a privacy wall.

Plant in a birdbath

A birdbath takes up little space, making it the perfect home for a variety of succulents in your backyard. These plants keep water in their stems, allowing them to thrive in a birdbath containing pebbles and soil. This unique addition to your home’s landscape will be sure to catch your guests’ eyes.

Add some flavor to your backyard with some herbs

Not only can herbs turn any dish into a flavorful cuisine, they can also add some much-needed character to your porch or patio. Mint, basil, parsley and rosemary are just a few of the endless tasty options you can add to your outdoor greenery. Try planting a variety of herbs into funky pots and place them together on a rustic table or workbench for a unique look. If you do not have this kind of room to spare, you can plant herbs into steel gutters, and then attach them to a wall or gate.

Pick up a pallet

Chances are you have a wooden pallet or two tucked away in your work shed or garage. With this affordable, simple DIY project you can put these pallets to good use. You simply attach the clay pots to the pallet with stainless steel cable ties and nails. Simple as that! Be sure to space out the pots so your plants have plenty of room to grow and thrive.

Hang ‘em up

Another simple space saver idea is to hang hanging baskets. These not only take up less space, but they also can be arranged to create a privacy wall as well. If you are looking to add some color to your outdoor space, you can convert colanders into planters to hang. You can spray paint the colanders whatever color you wish, plant your plants of choice and hang them up with twine for a beautiful backyard addition.

After reading these fun gardening ideas, are you ready to make the most of your backyard? If so, we can help! Our team of gardening gurus can ensure that you are on the right track to transforming your backyard into the outdoor oasis of your dreams. Visit us at one of our Edwardsville, Godfrey, O’Fallon or Troy, Illinois locations today!