If you only have a small area for your garden it is essential to make the most of the space. Here are ten suggestions of ways you can do this, many using common household objects such as coffee cans, a plastic bin and wooden crates. This may not sound very promising, but when you see the pictures in this article by Herbert Collier which I found on the Wimp website you will be surprised to discover what can be achieved.

As any city-dweller can tell you, space both inside and outside of the home can come at a premium. If you are lucky enough to even have a yard on your property, you still might not be able to turn it into the garden of your dreams due to the restriction on space.
However, there are some clever techniques to make the most out of the space that you have. The best part is that a lot of these space-saving ideas can be done with common household objects – and they are simple to make! See which ones below would work best for your garden:

Coffee-Can Garden

A Beautiful Mess
An interesting way to add a bit of flare to your backyard is by transforming your wall into a garden. It takes up significantly less space when your potted plants are placed vertically, and it helps to cover up your dreary walls. Find out more about the project by clicking on this link.

Outdoor Mirrors

The Brambleberry Cottage
This is a fantastic way to make a small garden look much bigger. By reflecting images of nature, you can double the visual appeal of your tiny backyard.

Mini Garden Pond

The Garden Glove
Many people are under the impression that backyard ponds are difficult and expensive to install. This can’t be further from the truth. Using just some stones and a plastic bin, you can make your own mini garden pond by following the simple instructions found here.

Flower-Bed Wall

Little Green Dot
Crates are incredibly versatile, and one fantastic use for them is to make a flower bed wall. This will give your garden an impressive, rustic look while taking up very little floor space.

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