Hints and Tips For Your Small Garden

Starting a garden is an exciting project in itself. We often see large country houses with wonderful large gardens. However, if you have limited space, a small garden can be a wonderful addition to any home as well. Here are some hints and tips to get you started on your own small garden project.

Adding wall fountains to your small garden

Wall fountains are excellent additions to any gardens that are tight on space. The variety of wall fountains to choose from are boundless. From classical Greek figures to modern art forms, the choice is yours. Most wall fountain spills water into a basin underneath which a small pump is located. Made of terra cotta, plastic, fiberglass, cast concrete or metal, you can choose the right material to blend in to your small garden. A great hint is to install the wall fountain on a wall where you are able to switch the wall fountain on and off at will from inside your home. Although it will be more work for you but the end result is fantastic and you save yourself some hassle.

Adding a tree to your small garden

It is often said that nothing can set the atmosphere of a garden faster a tree, and that goes for small gardens too. Thus, it is of paramount importance to choose the right tree. Otherwise, you will spend years lamenting your poor decision. Since your garden is on a small scale, do not go for large trees. To select the right trees, it is often a good idea to see what thrives locally in other parks and gardens. Most probably they will do well in your garden if they thrive in your neighbourhood. If you do not know the name of the trees you saw, it is a good idea to snap a few pictures of it and visit some public parks and arboretums to identify it. Most of these places label their trees, simplifying your task. Another get hint is to ask small garden owners about the trees in their garden. I guarantee that people who enjoy their garden will be happy to share advices.

Bougainvillea is not for any small garden

Bougainvillea is a plant highly suited to a hot, dry climate. Other than its wonderful colours, another advantage is that once established, minimal irrigation is all that is needed for this hardy plant. However, this does not mean it is requires no maintenance. It has a habit to sprawl when planted in the ground, making an untidy mess in small gardens. It is more advisable to grow it on a wall or fence, tying it to a support structure.

Bougainvillea growing is a labor intensive activity which makes it not suitable for people who have no time for garden maintenance, especially small gardens where it needs to neat and not cluttered to the brim. However, if grown correctly, the Bougainvillea will add a special touch to your own small garden.

Planning for your small garden

The best advice to give someone starting a small garden is to keep it neat and simple. Refrain from growing exotic and unusual plants. Reserve your creativity to the layout of your small garden. Make sure you have done your research on the height of the plants you wish to grow, or you can ask about it when you are at a plant nursery. After getting our plants and reaching home, position the plants in the potential locations they will be planted in your future garden area and try to visualize the results. Rearrange the plants until you feel good about it. This visualizing exercise will save you a lot of trouble replanting later on.