For those of you who have small yards and dream of the day you’ll have a gorgeous landscape, you can stop dreaming and start doing! These five hardscaping ideas will create a gorgeous view for your home. The idea is that you get inspired by these and look at your own space as if it were the first time you’re seeing it. That way it’ll become a lot easier to picture what will work best there.
“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” - Alfred Austin
Create Steps to a Hangout Area
Stepping stones are one of those simple ideas that combine beauty and functionality in the best way possible. They’re a smart way to use the (lack of) space and add character and style to your home - especially if you use them to lead to a nice hangout spot like in the photo above.
Use Stepping Stones as Art
If you think stepping stones are too bland for what you want your backyard to look like, then turn them into art! Use pebbles to create a mosaic in the center of your stone or brick path and add even more personality to your yard!
Create Some Curb Appeal
If it’s your front yard that’s small, then this idea can create something really special to welcome people to your home. You can combine a brand-new walkway with lots of bushes and a couple of chairs that will make people want to stay in your cozy front yard.
While the stepping stones may not be randomly put down (they’re actually quite evenly spaced and planned out), we mean that they don’t necessarily need to lead anywhere. They can be a decorative addition to create contrast with the grass, such as in the photo above.
Add a Fireplace
Building a fireplace requires less space than you’d imagine. I mean, look at that adorable backyard above! It can be something really simple that will still add a lot of beauty to your small backyard.
Or, if you really don’t have the space to build a fireplace directly in your backyard, you can opt for a smaller, simpler idea - like this adorable fireplace:
Create Side Yards
Another way to use hardscaping as a small backyard idea on a budget is to add some style with a side yard. It can be filled with colorful flowers, bushes, or even a herb garden that will make your space both beautiful and useful.
If you have a tiny yard and don’t want to have to deal with grass but still want some greenery around your home, use planters! You can use gravel to create the “yard” and then use potted plants or small raised garden beds to add some green accents.
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