Installing composite decking is a great way to improve your garden aesthetics; it is low-maintenance, and you can use it to extend your home’s living space, creating a multi-functional outdoor zone. Many homeowners prefer to utilise composite decking boards to create a path area for their garden.
This article revolves around ways you can use composite decking to maximise the functionality of your small garden space. Aside from a courtyard or patio, composite decking is another good way of transforming tiny garden space. All you need is creativity and a few materials to free up your garden space.
Below are some ways to better your garden space, coupled with techniques and tricks that will help you select the best layout, finish and design to enhance the appearance of your garden space.
It is important to maximise the functionality of your small garden space. Although a six-seater dining set and reclining sofa are probably a bad fit for a tiny yard, you can still create a relaxing and entertaining environment. The right furniture will create a much larger appearance for your garden.
Here are the types of outdoor furniture that can add charm to your small garden:
Bistro sets are ideal for small outdoor spaces. They are highly important garden furniture for relaxation and lounging. For small gardens, they have a slimline and lightweight build. This means they can be stored easily when not in use. Bistro sets can also serve as a focal point in your garden.
Regardless of the size of your garden space, benches can help you spruce up your outdoor area. They are available in a variety of designs, textures and materials. You will find benches made of wood, stone or even synthetic materials.
Some benches also have space for storing or shelving items. Hence, you can use them to declutter your garden area.
These days, you don’t need plenty of outdoor space to grow your vegetable plants and flowers. Containing gardening is the technique of growing plants only on a container instead of in the field or ground. You can cultivate this type of gardening in hanging baskets, barrels, tins, pots, tubs and boxes. This means the requirements for a container garden include ‘container’, water, soil and light.
Container gardens are not only aesthetically pleasing and easy to care for, but they are also portable and easy to move around, especially if you are thinking of moving out in the future.
Some ideal plants for your container include Pittosporum tenuifolium, Euonymus ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’, Ivy, Busy Lizzies (impatiens), Clematis, Skimmia japonica, Hosta and Fountain grass.
Deck colours can improve your property’s outdoor aesthetics while adding visual appeal and style to the area. You can create an illusion of large size in small garden spaces by painting the area with bright colours.
Bright colours are symbols of curb appeal, as they accentuate every part of the house and add cohesiveness to your outdoor design. Some examples of bright paint colours are white, green, light grey, yellow, blue etc.
Multi-Purpose outdoor zones
The key to fully optimising a small garden or yard space is by building a multipurpose zone. With a composite deck and gazebo, you can build a fully versatile outdoor space. To achieve this, you will need creativity and imagination. It is easier to design a decked garden with a single-use, but for a multipurpose garden, it can be challenging for most.
The best way to add multi-purposefulness to your decked garden is to create ‘complementary zones’ that can come together to create a cohesive space.