Small Space Landscape Design Ideas

by Diane Mettler

in Tips & Tricks

potted flowering plant inserted into a blue wooden chair

One of my favorite landscape design ideas are usually for container gardens. For those living in a condo and love not having to maintain a lawn, you might really miss your garden space.

But your balcony can be full of planters and pots and anything else that makes an attractive garden container.

My latest garden idea – a salad garden planted in an old desk drawer! I painted the outside of the drawer in a bright yellow and drilled a few small holes in the bottom.

Be sure you put it in place before filling it with soil. I have lettuce, cucumbers, a bell pepper, radishes, and a tomato plant growing in mine.

But I think my all time favorite is my blue wooden chair planter. It was so simple. I just removed the webbing, gave it a light sanding, a coat of primer then a final coat of exterior blue paint.

After drying, I planted the seat with a large blue pot of my favorite flowers and hung smaller pots on the chair’s back rest.

Interested to hear some other landscaping ideas for container gardens so I can add to my collection!

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1 Vasilis October 2, 2012 at 4:53 am

I look for online professional assistance, against a fee, of course, for suggestions and plans for small space landscaping. Does such a service exist? Thanks.

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2 Allen Quay October 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Yes, we may have designers in your local area that will come to your home to discuss your project. If not, we have a designer in the United States http://www.landscape-design-advisor.com/classifieds/show-ad/9/v3-studio-berzunza/ca/orange/united-states/landscape-designers and one in Australia http://www.landscape-design-advisor.com/classifieds/show-ad/11/my-garden-design/qld/ashgrove/australia/landscape-architects who do virtual landscape designs anywhere in the world.

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