Often times the side yard doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It can be used to display a different garden style, lead you to another outdoor space or just compliment the rest of your landscape for added curb appeal.
First on the agenda is to take inventory of your space. Is there anything there that you want to keep like a prized Japanese Maple, or perhaps remove, such as a poorly performing shrub? Clear the area so you have a blank slate to work on. Determine the sun the area receives, as well as watering and drainage. Are there windows that you’ll be peeking out of to admire your soon-to-be fabulous garden? Once you’ve taken in all the considerations for the project, it is time to get started.
Plants can be transferred from other locations around your home for a cohesive look or purchase new one. Dress up your side yard with decorative mulch or stone once the plants are in place.