Many apartment gardeners are presented with the challenge of small space gardening. With little space to utilize it is
important to carefully analyze the space and how it will be used. Even though your yard may be small it will be important
to pay attention to the details as you add them to your yard. This will ensure that you are able to incorporate every
aspect of your ideas and create a space that is welcoming, comforting as well as visually appealing.
There are a few key components to keep in mind when working in a small space. First, it is a good idea to have only one
focal point in the garden. This can be a piece of art, water feature, an interesting specimen tree or a planter bed. The
focal point must remain the main attraction of the yard. Be careful when introducing surrounding plants as they need to
support the garden’s focus and not overpower this area. Having a strong focal point will be an important component in the
small space garden, if properly placed this will eliminate the feeling of an enclosed and cluttered space that is common in
many small gardens.
We all know the saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” The same is true when selling a house.
The front yard is usually the first view a potential buyer has when shopping for a new home. In a slower housing market
this impression can be what intrigues or attracts a buyer to look at a home.
Creating curb appeal and can make or break the sale of a home. Many buyers have difficulty visualizing the potential of a
home’s landscape. Providing a well maintained yard can create comfort for the potential buyer as they view the interior
and exterior elements of a home.