How To Make The Most Of Your Side Yard

Here are some of the special touches found around the side of the house lately.

As you’re making your gardening plans it’s easy to forget about side yards. They’re often narrow and utilitarian, but they also can offer a pleasant way to pass from front yard to back without having to cut through the house.

While we’ve looked at side yard ideas before, designers are constantly coming up with new ways to tap their potential.

1. Symmetrical style.

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White agapanthus accentuates two lines of cut bluestone pavers along this beautiful side yard.

2. A place to stop.

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A bench facing a slope planted with flowers is a nice place to hide out and have a quiet moment.

3. Meandering path.

Here are some of the special touches found around the side of the house lately.

There was just enough room between the hedges and the house to fit a path with an organic shape in there. Jagged pavers and moss that will grow in between give it magical woodsy appeal. And the pleasing trickle of the fountain draws people back this way.

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