Design Hacks For Your Dream Urban Garden
Design hacks for your dream urban garden
It can feel frustrating dreaming about your ideal garden before glancing out of the window reminding yourself you just don't have the space. Worry not, below are some great tips to make your smaller garden look spacious, modern, striking & green!
Try Large Plants
It's tempting to try and fill your small space with small plants. On the contrary, picking something stand-out with prominent features, like ferns or bamboo, ironically can make the space feel even bigger!
Use Walls & Fences
Walls & fences present a perfect opportunity to grow climbers & fruit trees. This gets your garden right to the edge & makes use of the space effciently.
Use The Microclimate
Urban areas are less prone to frosts due to the warmer microclimate. This makes dahlias a great choice as they can stay in the ground over Winter (covered with mulch) saving you the trouble of lifting and having to find somewhere to store them.
Go For Grasses
Ornamental grasses are a perfect tool for providing a backdrop or linking different plants together. They give a classy, modern look and stay looking attractive & healthy even over the winter months.
Hardy perennials can be very good value in an urban garden. Obviously, they live a long time but also, they do well in sun or shade, they're fairly neutral so fit with many themes. Top tip: chop them right back after they first flower in summer and you should be treated to a second flowering before Autumn.
Veggies Can Add Colour
If you're looking to start a little veggie patch, choose some plants with a bit of colour! There's swiss chard (which comes in many colours), peppers, kale to name a few colourful veggies! Don't forget about the purple versions of the classics!
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