Urban gardens are generally getting smaller, as more space is eaten up not only by other housing, but also driveways.

Even if you only have a little patch of green, there are still plenty of ways in which you can make it into a haven. WA Today recently offered some advice on how to make the most of an urban garden – and ensure it’s somewhere you want to spend time.

One of the challenges can be to make the space feel bigger than it is, with a top suggestion from the news provider to use large planters. Don’t go overboard with these, but a series of three such pots “adds drama and a strong focal point”.

When it comes to the plants you introduce to your space, you should remember that less is more.

“In a small garden, it’s important to keep the planting style simple and restrained,” the news provider asserted. That means only using a few different plants and making sure that these offer different textures and levels to the garden.

If you’re not sure where to start with this, it could be worth paying for some help with gardening in Lancashire to get your green space started  and ensure you don’t go over the top when buying new plants.

Last month we highlighted some of the top gardening trends that you may want to include in your space this year – they include the colour purple and decking.

When it comes to injecting some colour to your space, you can do this through the flowers you select, as well as by picking vibrant pots to add a splash of colour to your garden.