City Dwellers can easily make use of their small garden spaces in the following ways:
- Outdoor dining area
A small backyard can be easily transformed into an outdoor dining area with basic furniture. You could also go ahead and add a patio for added functionality. This small space can be quite relaxing when you want a change from the indoors. Outdoor dining is also a good way of entertaining guests.
- Play area
If you have kids you can transform your small urban backyard into a great playground. Since there may not be much space you could decide to install vertical playground equipment such as monkey bars or a small slide. If you have sufficient space you could also consider other play items such as swings, a sandbox or even a trampoline.
- Relax area
Urban settings can be rather stressful and it’s great to have a small relaxation area where you can meditate, unwind or even read. This area could have a small for a more natural look and feel. You may also consider installing a hammock which allows you to relax while outdoors.
- Vegetable patch
Many people in urban settings do not consider growing their greens. A small portion of you backyard can actually produce a significant amount of vegetables for your household needs. It however, takes a bit of planning and regular tending to ensure the vegetable patch remains well maintained.