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Creative Ways to Make the Most Of a Tiny Backyard

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Make the most of a small backyard with these space-saving decorating and gardening ideas.

1. Tiered Planters

Tiered planters will maximize the ground space you have available for planters and herb boxes.

Get the tutorial at Decor and the Dog.

2. Vertical Herb Garden

Instead of planting horizontally, plant vertically!

Get the tutorial at Making Lemonade.

3. Faux-Grass Rug


Offering the illusion of luscious green lawn, a faux-grass rug will help make your patio space look bigger than it really is.

See more at Liz Marie Blog.

4. Add Some Depth


You can’t change the size of your backyard, but you can make it seem larger than it actually is by using this neat trick: Hang a few vintage mirrors on your fence so they reflect the surrounding greenery.

See more at The Brambleberry Cottage.

5. Succulent Wall Art

succulents in garden

Use a rectangular plastic tray divided into planting cells to display an enchanting succulent garden like this one.

Get the tutorial.

6. Coffee Can Planters

We didn’t need an incentive to drink more coffee, but now we’re glad we have one.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

7. Invert Your Tomatoes

Tressling and the upkeep of tomato vines can take up a lot of space. So, hang your tomatoes from the roof instead.

Get the tutorial at Bonzai Aphrodite.