Landscaping Tips for a Small Yard

100_0326Landscaping acts to soften the appearance of your home’s exterior, increasing curb appeal and creating an inviting space for you and your family to spend time outdoors. Even if you have a small yard, there are several great ways to maximize the look of your landscaping for exactly the finished look you want.

Choose a Focal Point

When landscaping a smaller yard, choosing a focal point or feature gives you a place around which to build up the landscaping you want. This focal feature can be anything from a deck or a pool to a fire pit or a water feature, as long as it incorporates the colors, materials, and styles you want to use throughout your landscape design.

Create Zones

Even in a small yard, you can use your landscape design to create visual zones and give your yard a larger, more open feel. The zone nearest your home is often the perfect space for relaxation or socialization, while footpaths and other features can help to delineate separate zones for recreation, gardening, or grilling.

Use Color Effectively

Color is a great way to add vibrancy to your yard, making it feel cozier and more welcoming. Bolder colors work well in areas that are highly visible, while more muted colors can be used in areas where other features, such as a fire pit or bench, provide their own texture and visual interest. Succulents are a perfect choice for colorful desert landscaping, as these plants often keep their bright colors throughout the year, while also offering a low-maintenance landscaping solution.  

A smaller yard allows you to create a cozy, intimate, and sophisticated place for relaxation, socialization, and a wide variety of other outdoor activities. You can find more landscaping tips for yards of any size when you visit Santa Rita Landscaping on the web and read through our blog; you’ll also find additional information about our comprehensive landscaping services in Tucson. If you’re ready to design the yard of your dreams, you can reach us by phone at (520) 623-0421.

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