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Ways to maximize your small garden

Ways to maximize your small garden
Ways to maximize your small garden

You don’t have to call in commercial home designers or landscapers to have a stunning outdoor space in your home. With creative mind you can maximize your small garden space and still have beautiful environment that will be attractive to your household and guests.

The following are creative ideas recommended by Goodhousekeeping.com to maximize your space:

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Flower-Filled Planters: Instantly boost your home’s curb appeal with bright blooms on each side of your front door. Add stems from a supermarket bouquet for extra fullness and mint for a fragrant burst.

Potting Table With Storage: With roomy cabinets underneath, it can serve as a mini garden “shed” for storage. Plus you can hang tools up top so they are right at hand when you need to do a little repotting.

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Square Foot Gardening: This highly efficient method divides raised beds into a grid. Vegetables then get planted in one or more squares at a density based on plant size.

Companion Planting: Placing flowers and veggies together in the same beds doesn’t just save space but also help boost your yields and keep plants happy by attracting more pollinators.

Form Rectangle Trough: If your outdoor dining spot could use a little green, try adding one of long planters to the table. The cold-rolled steel can stand up to the elements, and succulents will adapt to even the shallowest containers.

Trained Trees: You can actually prune certain types of fruit trees to grow against a wall, a process called espalier. Start with a 1- or 2-year-old tree and attach two supple branches to the wire about 18 inches off the ground.

Container Gardening: Green up your patio or deck with oversized terracotta or plastic planters overflowing with anything from tomatoes to wildflowers

Porch Plants: If you don’t have space on the ground for the garden of your dreams, use porch ceilings to display your plant babies in hanging baskets.

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