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Getting More from Your Small Backyard with Mitchell Parker
If you’ve got a small backyard and you’re worried your lack of space equals a lack of design opportunity, think again. Small spaces can do just as much as big ones. With clever design and great landscaping you can make the most of your compact space.
You want to light up your space to give it atmosphere when dusk hits. And a more strategic lighting plan can make all the difference in a small area. This design includes task lighting to help you scorch the steak by the grill, landscape lighting to highlight features, and ambient lighting to, well, give you freedom to move in a well-lit area – and add ambience, of course.
Many of us buy smaller spaces so we don’t have to spend hours on upkeep. So it makes no sense to create a complicated high-maintenance space. Suggestions: a paved or decked yard (or artificial grass!) with pot plants rather than garden beds. Also look at planting native plants and succulents that need little water.