raised garden bed on a narrow side yard – good use of space for shade loving plants

Before After: A Side Yard Goes from Barren to Bountiful | If you live in a typical suburban house, chances are good you have a side yard — a barren little strip of land between the side of the house and the fence covered in grass or rocks and probably not much else. But one California homeowner, instead of seeing an awkward, useless space, only saw potential.

TIPS FROM A GREEN THUMB A side yard (the long, narrow strip of grass next to the home) is often under-utilized in peoples 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. – Fresh Gardening Ideas