Faerie Tale Cottage

Would this be your faerie tale cottage? How about the green garden literally taking over. There are ways to make your gardening life simpler. Here are a few tips and tricks for landscaping for small cottage living.

1. Work with the vertical space. Once it is all grown in, you will feel the impact, and have only taken up a small plot of land to do it. You can do this with trailing vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, peas and more! Be sure to plant some bright flowers to attract the bees and the birds who will pollinate and make your garden come alive.

2. Think about easy movement around the yard and avoid placing obstructions in the middle of the room, instead work them into corners and nooks. When the space is small you will want to keep it open.

3. Build a raised deck so that it feels more distinctive and more useable.

4. Always provide a view. If you do not have a landscape vista, try directing your seating towards a focal point like a funky garden piece or interesting plant. The effect can be charming if you frame it well.

So to summarize, it is all about being aware of your space and how you plan to use it. Set realistic goals and be creative with your planning. Spend some serious time planning because it is can be harder to change things once they are already there, compared to working with a clean slate.

The key is to think about how you like to use your space and what activities you enjoy. Do you plan to garden, barbecue, lounge? Do you have kids or pets? With small space you will need to prioritize what is most important for you to spend your time doing.