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.

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.

An S-curve is perfect for an informal long, thin yard, whether it is the right way around or reversed. The line evokes a flowing river and the design resonates with a dynamic rhythm. Sweeping steps run down from a curved paved patio.

An S-curve is perfect for an informal long, thin yard, whether it is the right way around or reversed. The line evokes a flowing river and the design resonates with a dynamic rhythm. Sweeping steps run down from a curved paved patio.

Another landscape look for places where we don't want grass. I usually don't like rock as much as bark, but I do like the rive rock look here.

Another landscape look for places where we don't want grass. I usually don't like rock as much as bark, but I do like the rive rock look here.

side yard pathway. I like how it's not a perfectly straight path. Nice that this area gets lots of light. It could use more planters.

side yard pathway. I like how it's not a perfectly straight path. Nice that this area gets lots of light. It could use more planters.

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backyard side entry | ... side yard while providing strong visual interest from the front entry

backyard side entry | ... side yard while providing strong visual interest from the front entry

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 …

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 …

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