FSI Landscape Supply weighs in on the top landscaping ideas for tiny homes. (Source: Homescopes, October 22, 2021, https://homescopes.com/tiny-house/landscaping-ideas/#landscaping-ideas-for-water-features-and-stepping-stones.)
FSI Landscape Supply is transforming the way houses with small yards transform the open spaces. In Canada, many people live on smaller properties, which means they have a tiny yard to work with. However, that is not a problem. “The right landscaping supplies can transform any small yard into a beautiful outdoor space. All you need is a little guidance, the right tools, and creativity”, says FSI Landscape Supply.
If you have a few trees, you can do a lot with that alone. FSI Landscape Supply says, “Natural stone around trees is a beautiful way to add element and character to your yard. Consider using mulch, rocks, and woodchips around trees to prevent grass from growing. It will facilitate the growth of the trees and keep the soil nutrition profile intact. Be creative with shapes and textures. Use lava stones and decorative gravel to give your trees a unique texture. These simple things can help you do a lot with your small yard without spending much money”, adds FSI Landscape Supply.
FSI Landscape Supply also has some advice for people trying to maintain an outdoor space in drought-prone areas. “If you are living in a particularly dry area, consider adding succulents and cactus to your yard. Not only are they beautiful and aesthetic, but they also prevent the soil water level from going down. They are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, which makes it even easier for people to add variety to their landscape. Pink hair and Pampas grass are also great low-maintenance options which also add privacy to living spaces.” FSI Landscape Supply adds, ” Although in Ontario there aren’t many drought-prone areas, the desert aesthetic is quite popular. Using various natural stones and decorative gravel can create the appearance of a desert landscape. Natural stones or aggregates can be a functional landscaping material as well. We experience a few rainy seasons and some heavy snowfall in Canada. Therefore, making drainage an essential part of any landscape design is essential. Water from landscaping maintenance or weather elements may accumulate, leading to significant issues, including drowning, erosion, and flooding. By using aggregates or small natural stones, water can be diverted, preserving the placement of structures and landscape design.”
There’s a lot you can do with flowers as well, according to FSI Landscape Supply. “Flowers are not only ornamental, but they also have a lot of therapeutic value. Some of the flowers most suitable for tiny yards are lavender, rose, chamomile, and native wildflowers. Most of these flowers do not require a lot of maintenance. They also help in keeping pests and rodents out due to their pleasant aroma.”
Apart from flowers, veggies are a great option for small yards. According to FSI Landscape Supply, a raised vegetable garden bed is an excellent idea for tiny yards. “Vertical planters are great for planting vegetables. You can get a lot even with limited space, be it peas, squash, or other vining veggies. You can use leaves as compost to assist the growth of veggies. They look quite good and come in handy when you need veggies or condiments for cooking.”
According to FSI Landscape Supply, landscape edging is a great way to distinguish different zones in small areas. “You can use various patio stones for landscaping in small yard spaces as well. Consider using stepping rocks and paving stones for a beautiful walkway.” FSI Landscape Supply adds, “diamond stepping stones are great to create yards that are easy to mow. Use stone lattices and diamond stepping stones if you want a low-hassle landscaping option. Alternatively, you can also use large flat paving stones and staircases for adding dimension, keeping the space neat and tidy in small yards.”
We hope these inputs from FSI Landscape Supply help landscape contractors and landscape professionals in creating a dream landscape for homeowners with small yard spaces.