Narrow side yard features a gravel path with inlaid "stepping stones" made of metal circles embedded in the gravel and ringed with Mexican black pebbles. Inside the stepping stones are plantings of dwarf mondo grass, 'Sunshine' creeping veronica, and Corsican mint. Plantings include natives such as evergreen huckleberry, mountain hemlock, sword fern, and deer ferns.
TIPS FROM A GREEN THUMB A side yard (the long, narrow strip of grass next to the home) is often under-utilized in people's landscaping vision. You can spice this area up by turning it into scenic pathway. If the side yard is wide enough, you can also add some flower beds on either side of the path to accentuate the walkway.