Estimates from a government report published in 2009 predict that by 2020, just 89.5% of households in the UK will have some kind of garden and a recent survey from the Royal Horticultural Society shows that the front garden in particular is in decline as the number of front gardens that are paved or covered in gravel instead of grass has tripled. So, if you find yourself frequently lamenting about your less than large lawn, the message perhaps is that a garden of any sort at all is to be celebrated. If your own patch of grass is a little on the small side, read on for a few hard and fast tips to help you make the most of your slice of Mother Nature.
Put it in focus
Perhaps you have a garden that runs the full length of the back of your house but doesn’t exactly extend for many metres outwards? Or you have a patch of grass and some pretty plants in one corner but the rest of your outdoor space amounts to a few squares of paving or decking? However big your garden, make sure you can enjoy it at its best all year long, inside and out. Could you position a window to look out onto those pretty plants? Or perhaps replace an outdoor wall with bi-fold doors so that there’s a little more room for movement when you are outside? Creative Doors Direct have some good space-saving external bi-fold style doors that could help you create the illusion of more space.
Get in shape
Don’t worry, you don’t have to put on your running shoes to carry out this next step, though there could well be some heavy duty calorie burning involved! Did you know that shaping the elements of your garden can help make it appear bigger? Continue Reading