Garden Guy's tips for patio gardening

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Just because you live in a small space doesn't mean you can't have a garden. If you have any kind of outdoor space, you can create a little urban oasis.

Whether you want a refreshingly green place to sit or a productive edible space, you'd be amazed what you can do with a small urban patio.

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The main concern when designing a small urban patio is, of course, space. One of the easiest ways to keep from feeling restricted by space is by allowing for mobility.

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Set out folding chairs and tables that can be moved or taken away easily to accommodate guests. Also, choose furniture made of glass or thin metal: your eye can see through them and won't perceive them as taking up much space.

  • Green your garden with succulents, easy to care for, lush color and small
  • Small space plants, planting in containers, flower beds and small varied size pots
  • Consider how much sun and shade your patio receives throughout the day to determine what types of plants you can have, that might require full sun or full shade 
  • Climbing plants take up little square footage
  • Creating natural walls for your garden can add vertical levels of interest 
  • Utilize eaves, overhangs, awnings and even nearby tree branches for hanging plants, wind chimes, bird feeders for a nice added touch

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