6 Tips for Tiny Gardens
Living in the Wahington, D.C. metro area more often than not, space is at a minimum. You say you want a haven to come home to after work. You say you want a place to escape the hustle of life. With an efficient layout and undemanding plants, you can achieve an almost effortless oasis in which to relax. Use these 6 tips to get your “green-thumb” on.
Build a Green Screen
A frill-free chain-link fence covered with English ivy acts as a natural privacy barrier. Select plants that climb to quickly cover the fence and give you a secluded feeling.
Fool the Eye
Making some parts of the yard obscure, will visually enlarge it. If you can’t see the entire garden from any one vantage and unsure where it ends, it will seem bigger than it is.
Try a Shady Idea
If your area has a lot of shade, try paving over the plot with a no-fuss stone rather than trying to grow a lawn. At the foot of large shade trees, plant Hosta’s for added depth.
With more foliage than flowers, a garden has ultralow-maintenance: Foliage plants, like croatan or coleus don’t need deadheading and leaves last longer than briefly blooming blossoms.
Layer in Color
For a quick hit of low-commitment color, a changeable assortment of party-perfect potted plants rotates in whenever al fresco entertaining is planned.
A Pretty Problem Solver