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Spruce Up Your Side Yard with These Landscaping Ideas

Spruce Up Your Side Yard with These Landscaping Ideas: This homeowner worked plants, hardscape, and a small patch of lawn into the side yard.

from Madness and Method

Starting the Side Yard Landscaping

To tackle side yard landscaping (or any area really), the first step is often levelling the ground and prepping the area for what will be going on top (whether it’s pavers, stones, grass, etc!).


Narrow side yard garden: Washed river rocks, placed Japanese style, create the appealing look of a dry streambed. A lattice fence fronted by a thick Pittosporum hedge adds privacy and minimizes street noise. Clivia azaleas, impatiens, and sweet potato vine supply color.

from Wild Ink Press

side yard: gravel to garden.

Our new side yard! Herringbone path, container citrus, raised vegetable beds. I'm so happy with how it came out!


I nominate "side yards" as some of the most under-exploited areas in the landscape! What a shame, especially when every square foot of real estate is valuable, even in a down …

from Better Homes and Gardens

Smart Side-Yard Solutions


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.