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Hardscaping small yards
Saskatchewan may have a lot of space, but in urban centres like Regina, there are more and more small backyards. Small backyards may seem restrictive when it comes to adding detail but let’s not allow space to be the barrier when it comes to beautifying the outside of your home. With the ideas mentioned here, you will be able to create a striking hardscape.
A restrictive amount of space can be a major put off, especially when you really want to create a nice landscape. Well, they do say, with a little bit of planning and proper execution, even the tiniest crack can come to life. So, your small backyard can be transformed into a beautiful living space with a little hard work and perhaps some Rapid Lawn Landscape design help! The silver lining for you is that you can always rely on well thought out hardscaping, to add character to your yard, thus, enhancing the overall look of your home.
What is Hardscaping?
Hardscaping is nothing but using non-living objects instead of naturally available material to beautify an area. Hardscaping along with softscape landscaping work can be used to create an outdoor space that you will LOVE! Creating multiple paved surfaces, like landings and pathways, for example, is sure to add texture and dimension irrespective of the amount of area in hand. The following ideas will help you get a better perspective on how to go about with the landscaping.
Use The Same Paving Material Throughout
Even when space is at a premium, when you are hardscaping small yards, you might have multiple paved surfaces in your backyard, like a patio and walkways. In a larger yard, you can combine different paving materials for each area to create a textured, dimensional look for the landscape. When hardscaping small yards, using different materials, such as brick for your patio and limestone for your garden path, can make space feel busy and crowded. So, use the same material for all the paved surfaces in your yard. You might even spring for a luxury paving material, like flagstone, because you won’t have as much square footage to cover and the elegant material will have a big impact in a smaller space. If you can’t match the paved areas in your yard exactly, opt for materials in similar or complementary colours and be sure to keep the look simple. Consider stained and stamped concrete. It can work well for patios and walkways because it can be made to look like other paving materials, including brick, stone and tile.
Elevate the Seating Area
When building a patio in a small backyard, opt for an above-grade installation. Instead of installing your patio at ground level, elevate the surface slightly — depending on the surrounding landscape, you might go high as 3 to 4 feet above grade. You’ll need to add steps up to the patio, but those steps help make your yard feel larger and more expansive. An elevated patio design can also help if you have a problem with mud and puddles in your yard.
Keep Away From Solid Fencing
When you hardscaping small yards, tall, solid fencing can make your space feel even smaller. Instead, choose an open style of fencing. For a simple structure to keep your children or pets inside the yard, a classic picket fence provides traditional charm to your landscape. If you’re on a budget, a basic chain link fence works well. For a little more privacy, try a shorter solid fence that features a lattice or picket design at the top to help maintain a wide-open feel or look at materials like bamboo!
Raise The Beds
In a small backyard raised flower or garden beds will maximize space because you can tuck them in an unused corner or spot that might otherwise go to waste. They work especially well for annuals, herbs and vegetables, but you can use them for any of your favourite colourful plants. When building raised beds, choose from wood, concrete, brick or metal. However, if you don’t like the idea of adding raised beds, simple pots or planters are other options — they may be even more convenient because they are easy to move if you want to change the look of the backyard. We have seen raised planters on wheels that are easy to move around too!
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