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Limited Yard Space? How to Set Up a Gorgeous Patio Garden

From growing fresh, healthy vegetables for your family to getting more exercise and reducing stress, gardening has a variety of benefits. However, it can be difficult to plant a garden when you only have a small patio to work with. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a garden despite limited outdoor space, read on to learn how you can set up a beautiful patio garden in the tiniest of yards.


Use Pots and Planters

Potted plants are perfect for a small patio because you can move them around and bring them indoors during inclement weather. Get crafty and paint your pots and planters in fun colors and designs. You can also reuse old plastic bottles for a cute and eco-friendly bottle garden that kids will love.

Go Vertical

Expand limited patio space by taking your garden to new heights. Elevate your potted plants by stacking them on shelves or hanging them in baskets. If you have some old gutters lying around, attach them to a wall or fence and use them to grow small plants like herbs and berries. You can also use shelving or a grill to make a wall garden. Making a vertical garden is a major space saver and is an excellent way to plant herbs that you only need smaller amounts of, as well.

Scale Down Accessories

Small patios can easily become crowded, so limit the amount of furniture and accessories you use in your garden. Choose a small bistro set or a pair of Adirondack chairs over a large picnic table. Add a few solar stake lights around your garden instead of large lamps or torches. You can also hang string lights or paper lanterns overhead. Consider adding a water fountain or wind chimes for soothing sounds to block out noise pollution.

Keep It Light and Breezy

Light colors and sheer fabrics help make your small patio look bigger. Use a color scheme of white, gray and pastel shades to visually expand your garden space. This way, you will have a comfortable place to enjoy your garden and you won’t have to worry about the colors clashing with whatever flowers you grow. For this reason, you’ll also want to avoid heavy floral patterns in your furniture if you’re going to have real flowers nearby.

Create Privacy

You can’t enjoy your patio garden without a little privacy. If you can’t afford a privacy fence, try using lattice boards or trellises. You can plant climbing vines like honeysuckle, clematis or morning glories to fill in the gaps and add more pretty blossoms to your garden. Rose bushes can also grow large within a large pot, and can also be used to create a beautiful alternative to fencing.

When choosing items for your patio garden, remember to go with quality over quantity. A few nice pieces looks much better in a small space than a jumble of cheaper items. If you’re on a budget, consider shopping yard sales and thrift stores for used patio decor.


Author Bio:  Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.

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