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Small Garden Design Ideas

Updated on February 21, 2012

To get your small garden design ideas go to the library and look some garden magazine. Look around your neighborhood and if you like any, take a picture of the garden. On a plain paper, draw a diagram of the garden that you are planning to do. At first measure the length and width of the area you are planning for the garden. Select what kinds of plants will be in the garden and what colors of flowers you want to plant. List the names of all plants that you want on your garden. Include some shrubs, perenials and annuals. How much space each plants will need and put taller plants at the back of the garden and smaller at the front.

Find out how much sunlight the garden will get and select the flowers accordingly. How much space each kind of plant will need and how many plants you will need. Include some perenials in you garden plan. Perenials come years after years, that way it minimizes your cost. Once you plant some perenials, you do not have to buy plants next year. It saves some time and money. On the other hand annuals keep on blooming during the summer all the time.

Plant some bulbs like tulips. Bulbs, will come back every year during the early spring time. After a long dry winter, bulbs start coming out and blooming and brings back the colorful beauty in your garden.

You can also include some statues, fountains and other decorative containers. These are very easy to find in nurseries or you can order online. You can include some paving path to give an easy access to the garden.

Include some borders to the garden. Decide what kind of borders you want. Putting some stone around the garden gives an nice natural look.


A small garden design shows your creative side as well as brings beauty around your house. It expresses your creativity in the garden design. It is a hobby and fun to create a garden and it will bring years of beauty to your property to enjoy. It does not take lot of time to create a garden design and implement it.

Gardening is a good hobby and you don't need much to start it. You can design a small flower garden or a small vegetable garden to provide you and your family with fresh vegetables. You can plant vegetables from seeds and giving you with plenty of fresh, healthy vegetables from your own backyard.

A good small garden design that will brighten up your property and provide you with health benefits of exercise and going outdoors. It will reduce your fresh vegetable cost and make your property beautiful with eye-catching flowers.


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    • sfshine profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you dorsi for your comment. Small gardens are easy to maintain and can be as beautiful as a larger one.

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      Dorsi Diaz 

      6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Good info - a small garden can be as beautiful as a larger one. And it's surprising what you can do with a small space. Glad you got to writing here st Hubpages and welcome.


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