Thanks very much for taking the time to check out my blog on small backyard garden ideas. The purpose of this blog is to cover all facets of gardening.
I want to help you landscape your small backyard so that when you sit on your patio, your deck, or your porch, you have a pleasant, joyful experience. Gardening is one of the simplest and most rewarding pleasures we can have.
If you check out my “About Me” page, you will see that I have a lot of knowledge and experience in all areas of gardening.
I have visited many backyards that are just not pleasant. The grass clippings are left on the top of the grass along the wheel path of the lawn mower. There might be one tree stuck out in the middle of the yard. There may be a small rectangular shaped attempt at a flower garden next to the patio.
That’s OK of course. But it’s quite obvious that the homeowners don’t have any interest in gardening and making the patio an enjoyable place to sit. Taking care of the backyard is obviously a chore for them.
It’s important for you to know the purpose of your backyard design. It could be primarily for privacy. On the other hand, it could be for its beauty. It could be to attract birds and wildlife.
Some people like to use their backyard for entertaining. Others, like me, enjoy a peaceful setting to enjoy reading, meditation, or just a cold drink or a cup of coffee.
Before beginning your landscape design, there are other things you must consider. Do you have pets? Do you have children? You must take each of these things under consideration.
I will suggest to you various garden design layouts. But I won’t necessarily give you specific designs. There are plenty of those available on the internet.
I will also suggest to you the trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables that I think provide the highest quality at the best price. I will suggest those plants that I feel will do best in your small backyard.
Please understand that I am not talking about creating a jungle and having hundreds of different plants. Just the opposite. I believe in keeping things simple. But a tree or some shrubs or some flowers planted in the proper location and conditions can make a significant difference to your backyard.
This blog is directed to small backyards. On the other hand, you might have a large backyard, and this blog will help you.
This blog is primarily designed to focus on the first 40 to 60 feet of your backyard.
Your yard may be much larger than that. If it is, it is important that you plant appropriate large shade trees, small shade trees, flowering trees, shrubs, vegetable gardens, rose gardens, and annual and perennial flower gardens in those areas. I can help you with that.
But I will focus on the first 40 to 60 feet. You will understand why I do this if you know a little more about me.
I believe in God. I feel so much closer to God when I am sitting on my screened in porch, my deck, or my patio and enjoying the peace and beauty of my backyard.
It’s there I can read, write, study, and meditate in complete tranquility. Although observing the different types of trees and gardens in the far part of my backyard is important, my primary focus is on the beauty that is closest to me – the first 40 to 60 feet.
So here are my three main reasons for writing this blog:
1. The beauty of the first 40 to 60 feet. Here, I’m not talking about a few trees or flower beds randomly planted in this area. Instead, all the plantings should flow and blend together.
Your porch, patio, or deck should be your oasis. It should be a place that you look forward to enjoying everyday.
I am well known for always having a beautifully landscaped backyard. But I don’t do it to gain the praise of others – far from it. I do it for my wife and me – that we may enjoy the peace, the tranquility, and the beauty of that space everyday.
2. To give you my suggestions on what tree, shrub, flower, rose, and vegetable to plant. Not only will I recommend what to plant. I will also suggest where, how, and when to do this. I will let you know how to take care of your backyard.
3. Shortcuts and tools to make it easier to garden in your small backyard. You are maybe like me. I have been an avid gardener for many years. I used to be able to work in my yard from early in the morning to late at night. I would be tired at the end of the day but still felt fairly strong.
Today, I don’t have the stamina I used to have. My back is not as strong as it used to be.
So I will make suggestions on how to make gardening easier for all of us.
If you have any questions about gardening, please leave a comment, send me an email, or call me on my toll-free line. Also, if you have any suggestions on what I should write about, please just let me know.
This blog is not just for me. I want it to be a valuable resource for you.
I wish you the very best in your gardening experience.