5 Ways Professional Landscapers Maximise Space In Residential Landscape Designs

One of the critical skills that landscapers have when creating a landscape design is that they can do so regardless of the amount of space available in the garden they are working on. Whilst extensive gardens have their challenges, it is when they have to create a landscape design within a garden with limited space that landscape designers genuinely earn their money.

That is not to say that smaller gardens are the only time landscapers make the most of the available space, which means that homeowners can get the maximum return on their investment, and the most pleasure from their garden, regardless of its size. Landscapers achieve this using several landscape design techniques, some of which we have outlined below.

Use The Vertical Space

Although a small garden may have finite space horizontally as defined by the garden’s outer boundaries, in most cases, that will not apply vertically, where, quite literally, the sky is the limit. This means that, where possible, a landscape design for a small garden should maximise vertical space wherever feasible.


What to Look for in Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

When you are in the middle of your new landscape design, you spend a lot of time focusing on where your perennials will look best, or what type of gravel to use on the walkways. But, what about your outdoor furniture in your outdoor living area? Have you thought about what will work best and offer longevity and value for money?

Outdoor furniture is equally as important as the flowers you plant because it offers you somewhere to sit as you enjoy the fruits of your labour. Most landscaping experts, like Space Designs, can provide tips and advice, but you can also find this information below helpful too.


There could be nothing worse than finishing off your landscape design then realizing your new outdoor furniture is as hard as a stone. So, instead of being able to sit down, relax, and look at what you have achieved, you have to stand around uncomfortably and grumble about your poor choice in furniture. Don’t risk it! Take the time to try out several outdoor furniture sets before you settle on one. Sit on a few benches and chairs and find out the features you like and what you don’t like. Doing your due diligence can save heartache when your landscaping is complete.

Build Quality

While you might feel like you are getting a good deal on that outdoor furniture set that’s several hundred dollars cheaper than other ones, you may not be. Instead, you may be replacing it far sooner than you would be if you spent a little more. Build quality counts for a lot. Pay attention to welds on steel furniture, joins on wood furniture, and whether they have any weather-proofing. The more robust and stable the furniture is, the longer it will last.