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Link Your Front and Back Yards If you’ve landscaped your front and back yard, link them with an attractive side-yard garden. For the best effect, match the style and use some of the same plants on the side that you do in the front and in the back. Test Garden Tip: Leave a partial view from the front to the back to create an illusion that makes your yard feel larger. Front-Yard Landscaping Ideas Keep your yard as green as it can be with eco-friendly gardening tips.
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Side Yard Landscaping

A long, narrow side yard can have an oppressive feel to it. What can you do? Break up the expanse with an object upon which the eye can rest, for relief. One possible object to use for this purpose is a garden arbor. While such a structure can serve an aesthetic purpose even in a large side yard, an arbor will be especially helpful in improving the design in a small side yard.
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Side Yard Landscaping

Ah, the side yard. It’s often a neglected and sad alley where you stick air-conditioning units. But even if calling what’s along the side of your house “yard” is a stretch, there are plenty of things you can do to not only improve it, but make it a space you enjoy walking through or even spending time in. Consider these 25 elements when embarking on your weekend landscaping projects.
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Side Yard Landscaping

If you’ve landscaped your front and back yard, link them with an attractive side-yard garden. For the best effect, match the style and use some of the same plants on the side that you do in the front and in the back. Test Garden Tip: Leave a partial view from the front to the back to create an illusion that makes your yard feel larger.
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Side Yard Landscaping

Add Some Style Give your side yard a distinct feel from the rest of your landscape. With a couple of fences, you can create a lush cottage garden, a relaxing Zen garden, or a classic country garden — no matter what the rest of your yard looks like.Test Garden Tip: If you’re going to try a new garden style, use a fence or plant shrubs to create a visual barrier so your side yard doesn’t clash with the rest of your landscape.
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Side Yard Landscaping

Give your side yard a distinct feel from the rest of your landscape. With a couple of fences, you can create a lush cottage garden, a relaxing Zen garden, or a classic country garden — no matter what the rest of your yard looks like.Test Garden Tip: If you’re going to try a new garden style, use a fence or plant shrubs to create a visual barrier so your side yard doesn’t clash with the rest of your landscape.
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Side Yard Landscaping

A well-designed garden, backyard or other home’s outdoor space is the best spot for your outdoor relaxing. Every inch of space is well worth stealing, we should make good use of it. But sometimes, a space such as a side alley or yard is still usually overlooked. How to make good use of such a weird and narrow space would be a big challenge. Here are some great cases we have gathered for you will help you utilize that wasted space in your yard. You can see the side yard turned into inspiring garden beds, kids play area, private outdoor pool…Trust me, these designs are all worth seeing.
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Side Yard Landscaping

If you’ve landscaped your front and back yard, link them with an attractive side-yard garden. For the best effect, match the style and use some of the same plants on the side that you do in the front and in the back.

Create a Shady Escape A shaded side yard might seem like a hopeless situation, but you’re not out of luck. Give yourself a secret, shady place to cool off and escape the hot summer sun. Make a path, then plant around it with shade-loving plants suited to your area. Test Garden Tip: Use columnar trees to add shade and height without losing precious horizontal space. Top Shade Plants Side-Yard Garden Plan
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Side yard with a stop. Whether your side yard is the only outdoor space you have, or you just want to carve out a more intimate spot as an addition to a larger backyard, adding a seating area can make the space feel more purposeful. Here, a gently curved path of concrete pavers widens just enough in the center to allow for two chairs.
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Give your side yard a distinct feel from the rest of your landscape. With a couple of fences, you can create a lush cottage garden, a relaxing Zen garden, or a classic country garden — no matter what the rest of your yard looks like.
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The Garden Consultants, Inc. 11. An allee. This is a fancy word for an evenly spaced line of trees. Some species can thrive in a tight space. Here, serviceberry trees add year-round interest along both sides of the side yard path. You can also create just a single line of trees on one side if that’s all your space will allow.
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AB design studio, inc. 21. Terraces. A side slope can present a number of design challenges. This is one of those grading moves that is much easier to make during the site planning process. If you are planning on new construction, don’t let your side yard be an afterthought you plan on dealing with later — work with a landscape architect to make the best use of the space before you break ground.
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Just recently, we built an enclosed deck on the side yard – I love the privacy, and it has become my favorite place to hang out. It also makes for a nice “view” from my kitchen window as seen here! Next summer, I hope to have some nice flowering vines climbing on the screens.
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Scot Eckley, Inc. 2. A gate. Of course, a gate adds security and privacy. But it can also add a sense of an alluring mystery as to what’s behind it. If you’re going to put in the time to make the side yard a destination or a pleasing path to the backyard, create a sense of drama with a gate.
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2. A gate. Of course, a gate adds security and privacy. But it can also add a sense of an alluring mystery as to what’s behind it. If you’re going to put in the time to make the side yard a destination or a pleasing path to the backyard, create a sense of drama with a gate.
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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture 7. Contrasting sides. Soft bamboo and corrugated metal are material opposites, making the journey interesting along this side yard path. The change in grade keeps the trees from taking over the space. Note: Though bamboo is beautiful, be sure to talk to your nursery or your landscaper about non-invasive species and planting it responsibly. I have seen it jump over deep steel planters installed in the ground and take over backyards.
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7. Contrasting sides. Soft bamboo and corrugated metal are material opposites, making the journey interesting along this side yard path. The change in grade keeps the trees from taking over the space. Note: Though bamboo is beautiful, be sure to talk to your nursery or your landscaper about non-invasive species and planting it responsibly. I have seen it jump over deep steel planters installed in the ground and take over backyards.
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Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo kstewartlycnh Just recently, we built an enclosed deck on the side yard – I love the privacy, and it has become my favorite place to hang out. It also makes for a nice “view” from my kitchen window as seen here! Next summer, I hope to have some nice flowering vines climbing on the screens. 4 Likes December 18, 2016 at 7:54AM
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kstewartlycnh Just recently, we built an enclosed deck on the side yard – I love the privacy, and it has become my favorite place to hang out. It also makes for a nice “view” from my kitchen window as seen here! Next summer, I hope to have some nice flowering vines climbing on the screens. 4 Likes December 18, 2016 at 7:54AM
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kstewartlycnh Just recently, we built an enclosed deck on the side yard – I love the privacy, and it has become my favorite place to hang out. It also makes for a nice “view” from my kitchen window as seen here! Next summer, I hope to have some nice flowering vines climbing on the screens.
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Once beyond the new gate, the side yard becomes a party patio, complete with new planting beds, seating walls. A second new arbor helps give the height to the space and act as transition to the rest of the patio. The backyard also includes a fire pit and a rustic camp area for kids.
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Long and skinny, this paved side yard in Portland looked like a bowling alley. That was, however, before someone took a jackhammer to it. With the concrete gone, landscape designer Darcy Daniels (bloomtown.net) used foliage to give the space a warm, lush feel. Rich goldenrod walls now set the mood, and drifts of gold-tinted perennials—Japanese forest grass, autumn fern, and ‘Bowles Golden’ sedge—reinforce it. Blue Hosta ‘Halcyon’ adds contrasting color, and Japanese maple and variegated fatshedera give a sense of volume. Now the soothing garden is a pleasure to walk through.

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