Taking care of a big yard can be overwhelming as well as expensive. but fortunately a yard does not need to be big to be beautiful. Many homes in the Los Angeles area do not have a lot of space. Fortunately, there are many ways to work the landscaping of your small yard that will enhance both your own enjoyment of the space and the beauty it brings to your neighborhood.
Color is key when it comes to getting the most out of a small space. Bold, colorful plants and flowers should be place in front of your garden. This will make this part of your yard pop, and the other greenery will have a fade out effect, making it seem larger. Another idea is to create “rooms” within your yard by breaking up your landscaping. A few terra cotta pots next to a reading chair in one corner can make you feel like you’re in a mini-tropical paradise. Take a hint of one color and carry it over into another area that carries another theme, such as an area meant to attract birds.
To some extent you can even use the neighbor’s yard to make your own look larger and more attractive. If your neighbor is very minimalist with their own yard and garden area, you can use this as “white” (or green) space by creating a look that visually reaches out of your yard into theirs without actually invading their space. Other space widening tricks include placing paving stones diagonally and using raised plants to bring your outdoor decor to several different levels.
You can also get the most out of your yard by consulting with professional horticulture experts like those at Enhanced Landscape Management. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, we serve customers throughout the Conejo Valley including Los Angeles and Santa Barbara not only beautifying their yards through hardscaping and softscaping, but also by enhancing the look and safety of yards with lighting, helping with pest control, irrigation, and drainage systems. To learn more about how we can help you get the most out of your yard no matter what the size, contact Enhanced Landscape Management today.