That narrow strip of land that connects your front yard to your backyard on each side of your house – better known as a side yard – is usually seen as wasted space that is good for little more than storing your garbage cans for easy access on trash day.
Often just a few feet wide, this part of your property can be a bit more challenging to fit into your overall landscape design,
but before you write it off as a waste of space, it is worth taking another look at your side yard to recognize its potential as a great garden space,
private patio, outdoor entertaining area or hiding place for a functional backyard feature that you do not want in plain sight.
Read on to get some inspiration for ways you can make better use of your side yard and turn this valuable property into a usable, functional space.