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!
No Joke This Is a Mobile Home Backyard
Located at BHG.com
How To Make Moss Graffiti
DIY Tiered Herb Garden Tutorial
Constructing a Small Fish Pond in the Garden
Mini Shed Project
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
Have a super small garden? No worries, you can still have a garden, give this a try.
Build Your Own Ladder Garden Planter
Love gardening? Here’s a way to use your space very efficiently.
Growing a Small Kitchen Garden in Your Backyard
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
Make the most of a small space and grow lots of herbs. This spiral is compact but efficient.
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.
Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed
Got things to store? Take a look at this great small shed project.
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
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.
DIY Garden Planeter Birds Bath
Located at Ana-White.com
DIY Planter Box from Pallets
Rustic Pallet Dog House
How to Make a Decorative Garden Path
Make your own moss grafitti
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.
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!
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.
DIY Dog House
This dog house is perfect if you live in hot weather. Create a shady spot for your dog to cool off.
How to Build an Elevated Garden Bed
Small Garden Ideas
DIY Herb Garden
DIY Backyard Pond Landscape Water Feature
Located at OhMy-Creative.com
DIY Raised Garden Beds
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
Grow vegetables and herbs in a small space. This looks stylish in your yard too.
Homemade Twig Trellis
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.
Wall Mounted Succulent Letter DIY
Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden