You can make your small garden look like a mini aviary and conservatory respectively when you choose flowers that are preferred by birds and butterflies. Plant butterfly and bird favorites like phlox and Susan in your garden space to welcome wildlife. Enhance your garden with wildlife-friendly features like birdhouse and bird feeder.
Install a water garden
One very efficient way to handle wet or low spots in your garden is by adding a pond. It is important to understand that having a water garden does not require a huge backyard. All you need to do is spot a favorable location and dig out the area. Add a pump and pond liner and that’s it! Even the tiniest oasis can attract a wide range of colorful birds and butterflies.
Let the trees alone
If your outdoor space has large trees, you can still make it look attractive. A pleasant outdoor living space can be created right on those bare spots underneath the large trees. Use flagstone to pave part of those areas that seemingly look impossible to grow a lawn and add table and chairs.
Pick the right stone
For small gardens, gravel or crushed brick serves as an attractive and less expensive option for outdoor landscaping. It has low maintenance and very easy to use. In order to prevent weeds from popping through, it is best you spread a layer of landscape fabric underneath the gravel. This also encourages water percolation through the soil.
Invest in mulch beds
One of the best investments you can ever make for your garden space is by adding beds of mulch. Rather than using grass, mulch will help to prevent weeds from growing, provide pleasant aroma and break down and fertilize the plants around your outdoor living space. This inexpensive option does not require watering and mowing thereby bringing about low-maintenance.
Opt for perennials
For low-maintenance plants, fill the yard with perennials. These are plants that never fade away; they always resurface yearly. You can choose to fill your space with grand, spiky leaves by planting just a few yuccas or if you have spaces that are a bit challenging and rocky, plant some tough plants like hens-and-chicks.
Plant grasses that are climate-specific
Consider planting grasses that grow naturally in your region especially if you are not willing to completely nix the grass. Save money on fertilizing, watering and other maintenance by planting grasses that are accustomed to your climate.