Side yards are often a challenge. Long and narrow, the awkward spaces usually find yourself forgotten areas, little quite weedy passageways of packed dirt or home to compost bins, garbage cans or garden clutter.
Does your yard suffer that fate?
No wonder if it does. Side yards are a challenge of exposure also as proportion. Too often they bake within the sun or languish in dark shade.
And scale are often a problem . If you’ve got a narrow passageway between a two-story-plus-attic home, proportion are going to be a problem .
Possible solutions for narrow spaces between looming buildings:
* Build an arbor or trellis
* Create a miniature garden room with a spot to take a seat , sort of a bench or small table and chair.
* Add a water feature or piece of garden sculpture for a focus .
* If it’s not an area you travel through, consider packing the world with fragrant plants so albeit you do not necessarily see them, you will get the advantage of the aromas wafting in through the windows or round the corner into the remainder of your yard.
* Add small trees or train vines up frames on the fence house.
* Create vertical garden structures to hold plants up a fence or wall area.
* Pull the attention up the side of the house with art persisted the walls or by adding window boxes.
Other ideas for side yards:
*If it is a passageway, play the world up by adding beds full of colorful blooms or a spread of plant and leaf shapes and textures.
* Emphasize the narrowness of the space by creating a path down the middle and lining it with rows of evenly planted trees. Ones with fragrance or soft texture are even better.
Below are some ideas for your home side garden