40 Garden Ideas for a Small Backyard

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GardenIdeasforaSmallBackyard

Do you have a small backyard? Now everyone wants their home and garden to look terrific. Its very easy to look at a large yard and get envious of a bigger space. But we have a terrific treat just for you: 40 projects that are especially great for smaller backyards.

If you have a petite space then we recommend you focus on one to three “must have” elements to your backyard. Whether that is a veggie garden, garden bench or even a pond. Most likely you can have just about anything your heart desires, but it is so helpful to gather inspiration from others who have smaller space, just as you do. Some projects – like a storage shed – you may need to scale down so they fit your space in that “just right” way.

Think about what you love to use your backyard for. Do you have BBQs where you have family, friends and neighbors over regularly? Do the kids play there every day and in every season? Do you long to grow fresh veggies, so your family continues to eat healthy meals? Or do you simply want a lush, beautiful place for your family to relax and enjoy a few moments after a busy day? Considering what is most important will help guide you to which DIY projects are perfect for your small backyard of your dreams.

You’ll be thrilled to know that most of the projects we found here are very beginner friendly, so you can feel confident about giving them a try. Happy DIY-ing!

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No Joke This Is a Mobile Home Backyard

No Joke This Is a Mobile Home Backyard
You’ve got to see this DIY project at BHG, a couple have created the perfect mobile home with a charming backyard. Take a look at the firepit!

Located at BHG.com 

How To Make Moss Graffiti

by Loyal Gardener

DIY Tiered Herb Garden Tutorial

DIY Tiered Herb Garden Tutorial
Make great use of a small space. You can easily plant more herbs with this tiered garden.

By DecorAndTheDog.net

Constructing a Small Fish Pond in the Garden

Constructing a Small Fish Pond in the Garden
A fish pond is a charming addition to any small backyard. Your children & cat will especially like it!

From Instructables.com

Mini Shed Project

Mini Shed Project
For $30 you can build a shed to hold all of your gardening supplies. Its the perfect petite size for a small backyard too.

At DesignDreamsByAnne

Bottle Tower Gardening How to Start

Bottle Tower Gardening How to Start

This is an eco-friendly project. It also is a terrific space saver to garden.

Located at ContainerGardening.com

Vertical Vegetables

Vertical Vegetables

Have a super small garden? No worries, you can still have a garden, give this a try.

From Instructables.com

Build Your Own Ladder Garden Planter

Build Your Own Ladder Garden Planter

Love gardening? Here’s a way to use your space very efficiently.

From Ana-White.com

Growing a Small Kitchen Garden in Your Backyard

Growing a Small Kitchen Garden in Your Backyard
Want fresh veggies for your meals? You don’t need a lot of space, take a look at the plans for this vegetable garden to DIY.

From Instructables.com

DIY Outdoor Succulent Wall Accent

DIY Outdoor Succulent Wall Accent

Show of your succulents with style. This wall accent is a unique way to grow them.

Located at SugarAndCloth.com

4 Step Guide to Building a Herb Spiral

4 Step Guide to Building a Herb Spiral

Make the most of a small space and grow lots of herbs. This spiral is compact but efficient.

From TheMicroGardener.com

Small Solar Powered Pond and Garden for Around $100

Small Solar Powered Pond and Garden for Around 100

Working with a small budget and small yard? Try this project to have a lovely yard.

From Instructables.com

Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Got things to store? Take a look at this great small shed project.

At Ana-White.com

DIY Garden Stones

DIY Garden Stones

These add charm to your garden. They are also a great beginner’s project.

Located at IntimateWeddings.com 

Raised Bed Garden Planters

Raised Bed Garden Planters
Make simple raised bed garden planters. This will keep critters from eating your veggies.

At Ana-White.com

How to Make Window Boxes

How to Make Window Boxes

Make the use of every bit of sun that you have. Create window boxes so you can garden from all of your backyard.

From JulieBlanner.com

DIY Garden Planeter Birds Bath

DIY Garden Planeter Birds Bath
This DIY project is a 2 for 1! Make a garden planter and a bird bath.

From HomestoriesAtoZ.com

Garden Bench

Garden Bench
Create a classic garden bench for your small backyard. So you can sit and enjoy the sunset with your sweetie.

Located at Ana-White.com

DIY Planter Box from Pallets

DIY Planter Box from Pallets
Pallets are a great building material. Make the most of your backyard with this planter box.

At FoxyFolksy.com

Rustic Pallet Dog House

Rustic Pallet Dog House
Man’s best friend deserves a great little house in your backyard. Here is one made from pallets.

At 101palletideas.com

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path
Welcome friends and guests to your garden. This walkway is simple to make.

By HGTV.com

Make your own moss grafitti

Make your own moss grafitti
Decorate your backyard with style, with moss grafitti. This is a fun project beginners can do.

At GreenProphet.com

Building a Wildlife Pond in the Vegetable Garden

Building a Wildlife Pond in the Vegetable Garden

Adding water to your garden creates real charm. It also means that wildlife like frogs will come.

At LovelyGreens.com

The Art of Espalier Growing Tree Fruit in Small Spaces

The Art of Espalier Growing Tree Fruit in Small Spaces

Have your kids longed for an apple or pear tree? Even if you have a small backyard, this blog shows you how to make it possible!

From GardenTherapy.ca

Hopscotch Garden Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Garden Stepping Stones
These are fun to make, they will make kids smile. Great to teach kids to learn how to count and enjoy the garden too.
At GardenTherapy.ca

DIY Dog House

DIY Dog House

This dog house is perfect if you live in hot weather. Create a shady spot for your dog to cool off.

By Shanty-2-Chic.com

How to Build an Elevated Garden Bed

How to Build an Elevated Garden Bed
If you grow veggies but the rabbits eat them, an elevated garden bed is a great idea. Here are tips to make a smaller one.

At WisconsinMommy.com

Small Garden Ideas

Small Garden Ideas
If you have big ideas but are limited on space, then you’ve got to take a look at how they’ve organized their garden. This is how you get the most out of your garden all the time!

At Attainable-Sustainable.net

DIY Herb Garden

DIY Herb Garden
Make a simple outdoor herb garden with this project. This is a great DIY project for beginner to try.

From SuburbanBitches.com

DIY Backyard Pond Landscape Water Feature

DIY Backyard Pond Landscape Water Feature
As you can see, a water feature such as a pond can look really pretty. It also doesn’t need to take up a lot of space.

Located at OhMy-Creative.com

DIY Raised Garden Beds

DIY Raised Garden Beds
These garden beds cost less than $100. The perfect budget friendly project!

At ChrisLovesJulia.com

Slim Rear Contemporary Garden Design London

Slim Rear Contemporary Garden Design London

Lots of people have great ideas and are just a little short on space. Take a look at this sophisticated garden idea in London, UK.

Located at GardeningDaily.com

DIY Bird Bath

DIY Bird Bath
Be a bird’s best friend with this project. You can enjoy seeing the birds each day too.

From HomeStoriesAtoZ.com

Garden Spiral

Garden Spiral

Grow vegetables and herbs in a small space. This looks stylish in your yard too.

At OhMy-Creative.com

Homemade Twig Trellis

Homemade Twig Trellis
Encourage vines and flowering vines to easily grow up walls and your home. This homemade twig trellis is a simple DIY project.

From Al-Hfifa-arabians.com. (photo posted by s2bu but not credited to anyone)

How to Plant a Water Container Garden

How to Plant a Water Container Garden

This wont work in every climate. But adding a water container garden is a lovely feature if you are in the south or west.

From MidwestLiving.com

Wall Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Wall Mounted Succulent Letter DIY
Let everyone know they are coming to your home with this gardening themed monogram. It is also a beginner friendly project to do.

By HouseAndFig.com

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden
Grow herbs easily on your porch in these big tubs. These stylish containers are perfect to fit in with your decor.

At OnSuttonPlace.com

Rose Arbour

Rose Arbour
Planting flowers is a lovey way to brighten up your small garden area. Take a look at what this homeowner did.

From HouseAndGarden.co.uk

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