Ways You Can Landscape Your Small Yard Without Overcrowding It

You want your yard to have a beautiful landscape design, but your problem is you don't have a lot of square footage to work with. If your property is on the smaller side, you can still landscape your yard without making everything look overcrowded. Here are things you can do to make your yard look amazing.


Trees are an integral part of your landscape design, but they can take over your yard quickly without proper trimming. A great way to utilize trees and their healthy shade in your yard is to trim them several feet up from the ground. Without branches swaying low to the ground, thick pine and fruit trees can look amazing in your yard without compromising your view of your landscape.

Some of your trees may need to be removed to make your yard look bigger. Talk to an arborist to see if cutting down one or more of your trees will help balance your landscape better and keep things from looking too crowded.


Curbing around the edges of your garden and trees give the illusion that your yard is specifically sectioned off, therefore also creating the illusion of a larger space. Place curbing around flower beds, sidewalks, and even along your driveway to add a streamlined appeal to your small yard.


Make use of your fence by planting ivy or other vines along the length of it. When the plants grow, they will add depth to your yard and make it look much larger. If you don't have a need for a fence around your yard, place a low decorative wooden fence along the back and plant tall flowers like sunflowers or climbing morning glory to get the same effect.

If you have a vegetable garden, your back fence is a great place to plant. Corn, peas, and other taller plants can give the same illusion of depth as vines or tall flowers can and gives you a quiet place where you can collect your vegetables in peace away from the home.

If you want to enjoy your yard even more, you should do what you can to make your smaller yard appear less crowded and more useful. A landscaper can help you come up with a landscaping design that can make your yard look its very best. Just because you have a small yard, you are not limited to just a few plants or a tiny garden. Use this guide to make your yard look amazing.