We specialize in small-space gardening here at Gardenerd, and our latest design project tested our strengths: transforming 213 sq. ft. of usable space into an edible garden. Spoiler alert–we did it.
The homeowners were excited to DIY their front yard as much as possible, but needed some help with design and irrigation work. They removed old pavers, then our team came in to dig out the weeds and level the space for new planter beds.
The couple installed a new fence by themselves to separate the garden from the public park next door and the bustling sidewalk. Passers-by curiously watched as we installed raised beds and decomposed granite.
Making use of Space
The homeowners wanted a spot for a Japanese maple, herbs, vegetables, and flowers. One of the pair works as a floral designer, and wanted to grow as many staples for floral arrangements as possible.
Their existing birch trellis held sentimental value, so we incorporated it into the design as an arch over the center staircase to the front door.
The New Tiny Farm
Now the family can sit on their front porch bench and watch their garden grow. The maple tree will give them shade in the hot summer as they take a break from harvesting veggies, flowers and herbs.