Small Yards, Big Designs : The key to making a big impact on a small footprint: design to scale. Here, a mix of wood and slate, married with plant materials of contrasting color but similar tones, creates four levels of interest in this small space.
This really works – we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months.
Even if you have a small yard, you still design a small patio that will be functional for entertaining, relaxing, and living, as well as beautiful. Use these design ideas if you want turn a tiny place behind your house into something cozy and relaxing.