Having a small garden does not necessarily mean compromise. You can still take full advantage of making a limited amount of space look as roomy as possible. These are our top tips for small garden paving ideas that can enhance a coveted green space.
Focal Point Fulfilment
By adorning your garden with a main point of focus, your eyes can naturally be drawn to that area, and creates an effect of making the space seem larger.
In addition to making a garden seem larger, it also gives you the opportunity to express a stylish statement. Examples of focal points could be putting in a statue, or a designed paving circle. Paving circles for your garden give you a canvas for you to execute your own style. An excellent option to go with would be a paving circle made from high quality granite. This natural stone ensures both durability as well as keeping up appearances. In people’s busy schedules, maintaining a garden should be a hobby rather than a chore, meaning that it’s important to choose all-year-round, low maintenance options, which is truly feasible with natural granite paving circles. Furthermore, look for a wholesaler that offers a preassembled situation to save you time and confusion that may come into play when installing your centrepiece.
Gravel has numerous benefits – it’s affordable, low-maintenance, straightforward to implement by yourself and very complementary to all the other factors of your garden. You can almost think of it as a component that binds the whole garden together, bringing all the enjoyable elements in unison. There are different kinds of gravel. Granite chippings, for example, are of natural mineral origin, making them durable and looking pristine through the seasons. These chippings also naturally come in varying colours, giving you a chance to add more personal touches to a small garden. In addition to this, the fluid nature of gravel allows you to fill any crevice or gap that may be widespread across your garden. If you are the type of detail-oriented person that would like to have every nook and cranny of your space cared for, investing in gravel will not disappoint.
Use paving slabs to add creative patterns to your garden paths. Paving slabs are available in different sizes and shapes, allowing you to articulate a personalised pattern. Slate paving, for example, can come naturally in irregular sizes. Conducive to both modern and traditional landscapes, designing with slate slabs serves as a remarkable and original alternative to the more common cobble stoning. Slate is also highly durable, making it easier for you to upkeep, avoiding signs of abrasion or fading. In addition to its practicality, the colours are very stylish. Boasting a breath-taking blend of copper, black and gold tones, whatever pattern you may craft will add a touch of elegance to a small space. So, why not get in touch with your creative side and start arranging your very own collection of irregular slate paving pieces.
Liven up a dull space with a bit of colour. A common perception may be that all stones are muted in colour and serve a more of a practical purpose than a decorative one. Why not take the more unusual route and utilise stone as a platform for exhibiting colour rather than relying on an old lawn chair or a garish potting shed with chipping green paint. Garden paving materials can most definitely serve both purposes – ornamental and functional. Granite chippings, for instance, can come in varying shades of grey, as well as red. If you are one for enjoying a chance of appearance, red granite chippings usually reveal a deeper shade when wet – which it often is throughout the year! This has the potential to create a stunning backdrop to complement your lawn, bedding plants and garden furniture.
Neatness is Notable
Another idea may be to add a stepping stone pathway with neatly cut paving slabs to create a route. This encourages motion through the garden, as well as creating a practical way to get around the space. Depending on personal preference, you can usually opt for a polished or flamed finish. The polished finish showcases a glossy surface, giving your walkway a little bit of shine. The flamed paving slab on the other hand flaunts a nice matte finish. This kind of surface is achieved by treating the stone with an intense, high temperature flame. Matte paving slabs are also optimal for rainy weather climate locales, as it provides slip resistance with a natural guise. This is especially perfect if your family has little ones running around, as it creates a safer place for play time. Both polished and flamed paving slabs are poreless, preventing dirt from seeping into the stone, keeping them stain-free and ensuring your garden is looking smart and tidy all year round.
We highly recommend paving for small gardens. The abundance of shapes, sizes and colours available in granite mean that there are so many options to make your garden your own and you should not feel limited with the size of your garden. Embrace these paving materials and be inspired to create a garden to enjoy!