The term “side yard” refers to the thin strip of land that runs down each side of a home, connecting the front yard to the rear yard on that side. Side yards are often seen as useless area that serve little use other than to store garbage cans for convenience on trash collection days.
Before you write off this portion of your property as a waste of space, it is worth taking another look at your side yard to recognize its potential as a wonderful garden space, private patio, outdoor entertaining area, or hiding place for a functional backyard feature that you do not want in plain sight. Often just a few feet wide, this part of your property can be a bit more challenging to fit into your overall landscape design. If you have a side yard, it is worth taking another look at it to recognize its potential.
Continue reading to gain some ideas on how you may make better use of your side yard and transform this precious property into a place that can be used in practical ways so that you can put those ideas into action.