Homeowners with small backyards are often frustrated in their attempts at gardening because of the limited space. More innovative ones, however, realize that more square footage is not the only answer to this problem. By utilizing vertical space, they create a garden with a much smaller footprint.
Add an Arbor – An arbor can be added over any walkway or patio. It creates a wonderfully mottled, shady effect and can easily accommodate a grape vine.
Use a Wall – Pruning a tree to follow a wall – known as espalier in the trade – is an excellent use of space. Apple trees are a favorite but peaches, pears, plums and cherries are all suitable candidates.
Install Trellises – Simple and effective, trellises are perfect for beans, berries and tomatoes. Best of all, they can be removed when the plants are no longer in season.
Build a Container Garden – Use containers and hang them on the wall for an ever changing garden throughout the year.
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