Solving Small Space Design

The first year, they leap. With the proper planning, you can get your garden off the ground in no time, which is especially important in a highly noticeable area like a front yard.

Designing small yards is a big feat. Regardless of a project’s size, it’s essential to have a sharp, unequivocal idea of your desired outcome before setting down the first stone. To get that, I do three things. First, I define what functional aspects the yard must have (circulation paths, privacy/storage needs, etc.). Second, I analyze the site’s sun and soil conditions. Third, I establish the stylistic preferences of the property owners. Outlining these parameters helps me build a framework of possibilities and limitations to play within.