While we all love the idea of a large backyard, the fact is, it is just not possible or practical for everyone. However, just because your yard is on the small side doesn’t mean it can’t be used and enjoyed by your friends and family. Today, the team at DeFazio Company is discussing our favorite ways to make your small backyard feel larger.

How to Make Your Small Yard Feel Bigger

Try Container Gardening

Many homeowners love to garden but are unable to fit the garden of their dreams in their backyard. This is especially true if you have pets or kids that want to use the backyard to run around. The last thing you would want is for all your hard work to be trampled by little feet! That’s why we recommend using containers for gardening. Get creative with your planting by using anything and everything as a garden container. Possible options include traditional pots, fruit crates, old tires, galvanized tubs, and cut-out tree logs. This way you’re able to put your green thumb to good use without taking up a lot of space in your backyard.

Skip the Privacy Fence

If your yard is on the smaller side, you want to steer clear from anything that will close in the space and block the view outside your yard. A privacy fence will make your yard feel closed in, and you may feel like you’re sitting in a box. Instead, choose a wood or vinyl picket fence, or an ornamental aluminum fence so you can see over and through it. Your yard will still be safe for your kids and animals, but you won’t feel boxed in.

Use Small Furniture

Finally, make sure you choose the correct size of furniture for your space. While you may love the idea of a large patio set complete with a sectional couch, it will likely leave your yard feeling crowded and cluttered. Instead, opt for a bistro set or smaller furniture that you can see through. The open design allows you to look right through the furniture which tricks your brain into thinking there is more space than there actually is.

At DeFazio Company, we help homeowners get the most out of their backyards, no matter what size they are. To find the right fence for your small yard, contact us today at (440) 652-6545 or request an estimate online for our fence installation services in the greater Cleveland area.