Mini front and back yards are no stranger to Jacksonville residents. Unless you live on a large plot of land out near Macclenny, there’s a good chance you don’t have a lot of space to work with.

Everything from hosting a party to playing with your dog can be challenging with limited yard space. While we can’t expand its size, we can give you a few tried and true tips for making the space feel larger.

Maintain a Clean and Clutter-Free Area

The fastest way to make your patio and backyard feel claustrophobic is to fill every inch with toys, decor and unnecessary stuff. Channel your inner Marie Kondo and tidy up your space to make room for events and items that serve a purpose.

If you’re about to host friends and family for a gettogether, keep the doors and windows that back up to the patio wide open. Encouraging your guests to flow between your living area and backyard creates the illusion of more space.

Strategic Landscaping is a Must for Small Spaces

Every inch of your tiny Jacksonville backyard can be optimized to create more space. Invest in high-quality grass so you can maintain a short, bright green yard. Select non-intrusive trees and plants like a Japanese Maple and climbing Azores Jasmine to increase appeal without decreasing the overall footprint.

The good news is, keeping your small yard in order is definitely a DIY job. Instead of paying top dollar for expensive landscaping equipment, rent every tool you need from our sister company, DIY Rental.

Don’t Neglect Your Sliver of Side Yard

Your side yard is a great spot for a rectangular herb garden or small sitting area. Make it a clear extension of the backyard with stepping stones and a vined trellis.

This is the most commonly forgotten space of a home. When you have minimal yard space, it’s important to take adventure of every inch you have. Instead of reserving the area for storage or large garbage bins…beautify it!

Once your yard layout is in order, the first thing you’ll want to do is show it off. Work with Jacksonville’s top party experts to bring the space to life! From a mini bouncy house for the kids to dance floors for a fancier evening, Celebration Party Rental will bring your backyard to life this summer.