Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas For Small Backyards In Adelaide.
Landscaping small backyards across Adelaide suburbs with low maintenance landscape design principles generally involves three components, especially when landscaping on a tight budget. Paving a portion of the backyard, with paths around the house is the most popular request.
Most people looking at low maintenance landscaping, choose to have synthetic grass laid as opposed to laying instant lawn, and finally due to the number of sloping blocks across Adelaide, retaining walls with steps or raised garden beds are ideal, especially along the fence line.
The pictures on this page will hopefully give Adelaide residents some landscaping ideas for small gardens using artificial grass, paving, retaining walls & river pebbles.
One of the most popular landscaping ideas for small backyards is to incorporate low maintenance landscaping elements. Artificial grass with river pebbles covering the soil instead of bark chip will mean less work, less sub surface water loss and it looks terrific too!
Visual Landscape Gardening offer 4 different types of synthetic grass, to suit the look you’re after creating in your back yard. There are many advantages of artificial grass, the main one is reduced maintenance, but because synthetic grass look great all year round, their appeal is increasing when landscaping small backyards.
Small backyards, common with Adelaide’s courtyard homes, can look larger and feel more spacious by choosing a light coloured, large format paver. Large format pavers come square or rectangular; consider combining both to create a more interesting paving pattern design.
Along walls or fences, raised garden beds, planted out with screening plants make for a decorate alternative to looking at a bland wall or fence. Two popular types of retaining walls for small backyards include using concrete sleepers or concrete blocks.
Concrete sleeper retaining walls are one of the cheapest retaining wall types with several colours and patterns to choose from, but are limited to straight walls.
Concrete block retaining walls can be curved or straight. Stacked in rows as high as required with matching coping pavers, concrete blocks, made locally in Adelaide, come with many different face patterns and colours to choose from.
Landscaping Small Backyard Tips:
When paving or including retaining walls in small backyards, considering water run off is very important. Storm water grates and pipes should be installed to make sure you don’t get flooded out when it rains.
Raised garden beds should have “agi-pipe” installed at the base of the wall to remove any excess water during heavy rain or from drip irrigation systems installed to water your plants.
Either with raised garden beds, or level with the ground, river pebbles are a good idea and alternative to using bark chip.