How To Make The Most Of A Small Backyard

March 30, 2021
How To Make The Most Of A Small Backyard

The cost of property certainly isn’t cheap these days. This means you may have had to compromise on a smaller outdoor space for a better neighbourhood. Or, you may have purposely wanted a small backyard to reduce the amount of upkeep your property requires.

Either way, there’s such a thing as ‘small and mighty’ and that definitely applies to small backyards too! Whether your backyard is tiny or a sprawling manner, the aim is to create a quality space you can be proud of. All it takes is a little imagination to get you there.

Keep It Simple

Think about what the primary purpose is for your outdoor area. For example, do you want somewhere you can fire up the barbie in, or are you looking to grow some plants? There’s no reason why you can’t get creative to include various uses. That said, you’re going to need to be realistic so that the space genuinely works for what you need it to. 

Start by planning out your garden with detailed measurements. This makes it a lot easier to see what’s possible, including any clever space saving elements you can add. Make sure you stick to the brief whether the backyard is going to be used for socialising, cooking, play equipment or simply somewhere that’s pet friendly. 

Use The Right Materials

An easy way to put a stunning touch on even the tiniest of backyards is to consider the materials you use. 

Natural stone is a premium material that looks absolutely stunning. If you have bifold doors, you can even match up a similar floor material indoors, so that it creates a seamless transition with your outdoor space. Plus, if your yard is small, you don’t have to spend a fortune because you’re working with a much smaller area size. This is actually one of the main advantages of a smaller yard, apart from the reduced maintenance!

Also consider aspects such as garden edging or artificial turf which are also both low maintenance, and suitable even for the smallest of backyards. In particular, artificial turf is ideal if you lack the storage for a lawnmower too. 

Maximise The Potential Of Your Vertical Space

Ok, so you might not have a lot of square footage to run around in, but what about the boundaries of your property? While the heights of fencing or walls do need to be within a certain limit, there’s no reason why you can’t experiment with what you place on them. 

This can include decorative features such as lights as well as plants. In particular, there are a lot of climbing plants that can add some beautiful floral displays to your garden. Likewise, bamboo is a stunning addition that can also create zoning, especially for dining areas. 

Landscaping Supplies Melbourne

Do you need further help or advice on how to make the most of a small backyard? For yards of any size or shape, it pays to ask the experts! 

Fulton Brickyard is based in Wantirna, Melbourne. Our retail location stocks a wide range of landscaping supplies including pavers, artificial turf, retaining walls, sleepers, pier caps and much more. We’d be more than happy to assist you with any help or advice you need.

Alternatively, you can also email us at, or give us a call on 03 9887 0134 and we’ll be in touch.