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Make the Most of Your Small BackyardJune 19, 2018, 8:39 am

make the most of a small backyard

City living comes with smaller backyards, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice beauty or entertainment! At TenderCare Lawn and Landscape, our designers will work with you to determine the perfect solution for your space.

A small backyard can be maximized through simplification. Consider using outdoor furniture made of a lightweight, less bulky frame, built-in seating, and a hidden storage option. In addition, choose plants that are easy to manage and tall and narrow rather than large and wide. Plants like ivy and vines along your walls or fence will add greenery without sacrificing room in your backyard.

Another way to add appeal to a small backyard is by changing the elevation. Adding steps or an elevated platform can create added interest and an extra outdoor “room” to make the space seem larger.

You can also play to your smaller space by enclosing the area. Use vertical plantings or install a pergola to create more privacy and intimacy. Your backyard will feel more like an extension of your home and bring a coziness that you can’t get with a large backyard.

Finally, choose great lighting to illuminate your space. Sconces can highlight specific areas without taking up much room, and string lighting can add warmth to an enclosed space.

Let us help you design your dream backyard! Contact us via our contact form or call 316-788-5416 and check out our gallery of work.

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