9 Small Yard Landscaping Ideas

Keep It Simple

With just a little imagination and planning, your small yard can be transformed into an charming landscape that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Additionally, a well-maintained landscape could be the choice selling point if you ever put your home on the market. Either way, it’s a worthy investment that will improve the quality of your home as well as the time you spend in your yard.

When it comes to re-imaging your outdoor space, personal style will undoubtedly play a pivotal role.  We have a few tips that will help ensure your success, especially if you’re working with limited space.

Our small backyard ideas will have you relaxing in a space that is equally functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Centered-Lawn-with-Outer-Flower-Beds
    Centered Lawn with Outer Flower Beds
    When you have a very small yard a basic layout would do the trick. With assorted flowers, grasses and shrubs. Additionally this landscape used stones and traditional mulch.
  • Edged-Lawn-and-Flower-Beds-with-Small-Patio
    Edged Lawn and Flower Beds with Small Patio
    When your landscape is longer and more narrowed, its a good idea to use curved line to give the illusion of a wider landscape.
  • Multi-Level-Patio-with-Raised-Flower-Beds
    Multi Level Patio with Raised Flower Beds
    Having multi level landscaping allows for more options in your design. Raised flowers beds and a recessed patio area maximize your space.
  • Enclosed-Patio-with-Wall-Ornamental-Grasses
    Enclosed Patio with Wall Ornamental Grasses
    Utilizing fence and wall space allows for creating a way to plant ornamental grasses. Great for compact homes like condos or duplexes.
  • Urban-Oasis-With-Waterfall
    Urban Oasis With Waterfall
    Utilizing the edge of the landscape allows you to raise your features, such as a water fall.
  • Long-Pool-and-Jacuzzi
    Long Pool and Jacuzzi
    Longer more narrowed landscapes can also utilize a narrow swimming pool and Jacuzzi. You might lose your plants, but you do have a pool!
  • Small-Pool-or-Jacuzzi
    Small Pool or Jacuzzi
    For those smaller landscapes that want a pool and a yard, thus just need to think smaller. The yard is divided into third sections and landscaped accordingly.
  • Outdoor-Lounge-Area-with-Fire-Pit
    Outdoor Lounge Area with Fire Pit
    Now a days its great to have a outdoor lounge area for more than 3 or 4 people. This pergola and fire pit does the trick nicely.
  • Wall-Planters-and-Hanging-Pots
    Wall Planters and Hanging Pots
    Sometime your flower beds don’t need to planted in the ground. Take advantage of the fence or wall.


  1. small-yard-landscapingCentered Lawn with Outer Flower Beds
  2. Edged Lawn and Flower Beds with Small Patio
  3. Multi Level Patio or Deck with Quality Wood and Raised Flower Beds
  4. Enclosed Patio with Wall Ornamental Grasses
  5. Urban Oasis With Waterfall
  6. Long Pool and Jacuzzi
  7. Small Pool or Jacuzzi
  8. Outdoor Lounge Area with Fire Pit
  9. Wall Planters and Hanging Pots

In Conclusion

When small yard landscaping is the project you’re focusing on, be sure to use a variety of plants at varying heights to add depth and dimension.  Tall and slender trees, a wall of ivy, a small flowerbed, or some compact shrubs are all great options.

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