Easy little side yard. I would love to do this with our side yard. I think I smell a spring project! I could even add a small privacy fence to front of the house or some trellis to hide the side yard from the front.
DIY - Homemade Gabion wall ie rocks encased in wire baskets and used as a retaining wall - creates a dramatic feature in a garden. No directions on link. Nice someone figured out how to landscape with river rock. I swear they grow!