Feeling challenged thinking about backyard ideas for small yards? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered on this one. Here are some tips and tricks to make the most of your backyard space–without skimping on fun and functional factors. These small backyard garden ideas will let you maximize your space in no time. Find out which project among this list is going to be your most favorite!
1. String Lights
One of the simplest ways to make space look bigger is to draw the eye up, which is exactly what these string lights do. Instead of maintaining the focus on the size of your backyard, the string lights keep your gaze in a more vertical perspective, letting you notice how space above wasn’t forgotten.
2. Tiered Herb Garden
Height truly is one of the key secrets when it comes to making the most of the small spaces. This tiered herb garden is a testament to this. Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing, but it also occupies less space. By the way, you can opt to put the tiered herb either along your house or at any corner of the backyard.
Tip: If you don’t have any boards available, you can use old crates and stack them up instead.
3. Fire Pit Lounge Area
Rearrange your lounge chairs to surround your fire pit. That way, it’ll be easier for everyone to gather around and talk. I’ve found that keeping most chairs together allows for a more central conversation–a must for intimate get-togethers.
4. Glow In the Dark Rocks
Don’t let your small backyard stop you from doing a little DIY project of glow in the dark rocks. I’ve found it best to lay the painted rocks in sunny areas. That way, they can recharge during the day and show off their magnificent glow at night.
Tip: I like lining my pathway with the glow in the dark rocks, so it follows a certain pattern and doesn’t crowd my backyard.
5. Mini Pond
Who says you need a huge backyard to have a pond? You can DIY one with this tutorial — it’ll even hold a fish or two. Choose the perfect spot for your mini pond. Just make sure there aren’t any stray cats around.
Tip: Prevent the soil from rising by putting a layer of rocks on top.
6. Chalkboard for the Kids
Make your backyard more kid-friendly by painting a chalkboard for the little ones. I’d suggest keeping the chalk either inside the house or inside an outdoor cabinet, though. I mean, you wouldn’t want those getting wet under the rain, right? Practice your mini putt skills with this DIY putting green. One of the ingenious tricks I love about this project is how a hose was used to help mark the design of the putting green. It’s such a simple idea and yet so smart!