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Make the Most Of a Tiny Backyard On Some Of These 13 Creative Ways

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Make the most of a small backyard with these space-saving decorating and gardening ideas.

1. Invert Your Tomatoes

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Tressling and the upkeep of tomato vines can take up a lot of space. So, hang your tomatoes from the roof instead.

Get the tutorial at Bonzai Aphrodite


2. Faux-Grass Rug

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Offering the illusion of luscious green lawn, a faux-grass rug will help make your patio space look bigger than it really is.

See more at Liz Marie Blog


3. Vertical Herb Garden

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Instead of planting horizontally, plant vertically! Use a wood trellis, tin cans, and IKEA pot hangers to recreate this look.

Get the tutorial at Making Lemonade


4. Stack Your Planters

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Stack your planters to make a tiered herb garden.

Get the tutorial at Fancy Frugal Life


5. Build a Mini Storage Shed

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Repurpose old doors and windows into a cute mini gardening shed, just big enough for all of your essential tools.

Get the tutorial at A Cultivated Nest


6. Tiered Planters

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Tiered planters will maximize the ground space you have available for planters and herb boxes.

Get the tutorial at Decor and the Dog


7. Make It Mobile

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No space? No problem. Put your garden on wheels.

Get the tutorial at Instructables


8. Grow Mushrooms in an Old Laundry Basket

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No need for a full kitchen garden with this super easy trick for growing your own oyster mushrooms.

Get the tutorial at Instructables


9. Make a Small Water Feature

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Want a water feature, but don’t think you have enough room to install one? Not anymore.

Get the tutorial at The Garden Glove


10. Stack Up Crates

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Make your own vertical garden by stacking crates. Make sure to reinforce them with wood planks!

Get the tutorial at Little Green Dot


11. Colorful Yarn

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Add some color to your yard by hanging upcycled planters made from old soda bottles with colorful yarn.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess


12. Modular Deck Tiles

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If you don’t have enough space for a built-in deck, these snap-in deck tiles ares the perfect solution.

Get the tutorial at Apartment Therapy


13. Hanging Garden

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Another way to cram more greenery onto a backyard patio with minimal square footage—hang your plants in tiered baskets.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess

Take a look and tell us your opinion. What do you think will be the best for your backyard?

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