The worst thing about gardens is all the space people forget about.

It’s terribly unfortunate because this space could be put to good use. In doing so, it would suddenly make gardens look a lot more attractive. You’d be surprised by how certain things can create a big impact.

Unfortunately there is one problem standing in your way. There is a good chance you don’t know what to do with the unused space. Relax, you don’t need to waste time thinking of ideas. We’re going to discuss a few that would be perfect for your garden right now.

A pathway on the dark side

Depending on the layout of your garden there will be areas that receive little sunlight. This also means when it rains they have a habit of staying damp for an extremely long time. If you ever try to walk there you end up with mud on your shoes an inch thick.

The area isn’t a lost cause and you can lay a beautiful stone pathway down. Not only will it give your garden an added touch of class, but you’ll be able to walk on that side of your garden without causing a mess.

Build a steel shed

If you look into the corner of your garden from your window you’ll see a big wall. Aren’t you bored of looking at the same thing every day yet? It’s easy to squeeze in a steel shed, which will look a lot more modern than a wooden one.

It will also last much longer too, especially if it’s protected from the elements. This is an ideal option for those who don’t already own a garden shed. If you do, it’s unlikely you’ll need another one to fill up the unused space.

A backyard fire pit

It’s always nice to have a large lawn in your garden, but only if you actually use it. For example, if you don’t have kids kicking a ball around it’s basically empty space. One way you’ll be able to solve that problem is by building a fire pit in the middle of your lawn.

It can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. Now you’ll be able to sit outside at night with your friends instead of owning a patch of grass that does nothing. The fire will light up the night sky and keep you warm.

Start growing vegetables

Let’s say you don’t need a new garden shed. It means you’ll still have space in the corner where your two walls meet sitting empty. It wouldn’t be hard to build a raised garden bed in the corner, and it would be cheap to fill it up with compost too.

It would look amazing if you used stylish bricks or stones to build it, plus you’d now be able to start growing vegetables even if you only had space for one or two.

Don’t let it go to waste

The majority of people don’t live in large mansions, so it doesn’t make sense to waste valuable space. I’m sure you wouldn’t do the same with unused areas inside your home.

Like we said earlier, this problem has probably arisen because people don’t know what to do.

Hopefully the ideas we’ve talked about today will inspire you.

Do you have any other ideas about what to do with unused garden space? Share with us in the comments.

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  • i like the fire pit idea and you would have to be cautious with the kids around.


  • It’s great when you eat from your home and healthy


  • Unfortunately all but a narrow short section in my backyard is paved. I have flowers and what will one day be shrubs planted against my fence


  • it is very satisfying eating your own home grown vegetables!


  • My garden is used to its full capacity.


  • I agree – a backyard should be used for so many different purposes. We use our backyard to its full capacity.


  • Our whole back yard which is landscaped with stones etc needs to removed and then we need to level it out, put soil then lawn seed (about $10,000 later) then maybe our little ones will have a great area to kick a footy.


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