Guest Post from Jacksons Fencing

It is all in the detail – fences, flowers and lighting all can make a dramatic impact in your small garden. In this blog post, we share a few ways you can create the wow factor in your outdoor room.


Lush, colorful planting is the perfect way to add visual impact to your garden. Using colorful plants adds interest; and by paying close attention to color you can up the ante and create a real impact. Flowers, berries, fruit, leaves and bark can all be contributors in creating patterns, contrast and variety. Use softer colors and finer leaf textures to create a sense of relaxation and elegance.cp1lr

And if you do not have space for flowerbeds in your small or courtyard garden why not invest in a timber raised bed? You can grow a colorful flower garden in minimum space.

Use height when planting to create a visual, vertical garden. Vertical garden design utilises growing space and can substantially increase your planting area – a perfect for solution for smaller, compact gardens.

Climbing plants and wall shrubs cover walls, unsightly features, arches and pergolas. True climbing plants take up little ground space and are excellent choices for smaller gardens, whereas wall shrubs do require more ground space. Popular plants are: Clematis, Roses, Wisteria and Honeysuckle.

Stick, poles, mesh and fencing all serve the purpose of coaxing your plants upwards, trellis fencing is perfect for creating a screen or feature structure in your garden and it is also ideal for climbing plants.


The use of paving in your garden not only can provide a practical function, but also visual appeal. Colours, textures and sizes – brick, blocks, flags and slabs can all be used to create a dramatic visual impact.


Traditionally used to mark your boundary, your garden fencing can now offer so much more. From natural to contemporary, in a choice of heights and styles your fencing can compliment your garden and enhance your surroundings.

If your garden is dark or small, the solution may be semi-solid panels. These not only add a visual appeal, the gaps allow in light and wind to pass creating light and airy gardens.


Adding lighting to your garden doesn’t have to just be about home perimeter security and safety; highlighting borders and creating pools of interest and color with lights is easy, affordable and can create a dramatic impact.

When planning, consider what you want to see, or in fact, do not want people to be able to see. You can not only shed light on an area with your design, you can also use lighting to cunningly hide neighboring houses, composters or in fact anything that may ruin your enjoyment of this space.

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Indoor Gardening

If you have no garden at all or your current small space is full, why not try your hand at indoor gardening? With indoor gardening kits, seeds, added nutrients and light, you can grow your own crispy lettuce and tasty herbs anywhere in your home. Even in the winter. Check out T5Fixtures blog post on limited space gardening for more information.

Jacksons Fencing is a family business founded in 1947 in Kent. Today, it operates from three UK locations: Ashford, Bath and Chester and employs over 240 people in the design, manufacture and installation of timber and steel fencing, gates, environmental noise barriers, bollards, automation and access control systems.

Jacksons believe that by designing and manufacturing products for a long service life and backing them with industry-leading guarantees not only offers customers lowest lifetime costs but also benefits the environment in which we live.