Last year I talked about design dilemmas common with the quintessential rectangular urban yard, and space (or should I say, lack thereof), is usually at the top of the list. From inspiration to DIYs, tips on products available on the market and where to source them — this post will surely have you dreaming up new ways to best utilize a small footprint in the garden.

Just like in our homes, one of the best ways to maximize space in a garden is to think vertically. While it can have its challenges, when executed properly vertical gardening can allow you to grow more vegetables, create a canopy of shade, or even provide you with a stunning focal point.