Making Beautiful Use of Your Side Yard

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Is your side yard being put to use? Too often this space is neglected, but with a custom design that creatively uses space, that patch of land can be transformed into a beautiful and functional part of your Colorado landscape.

Add an arbor or gate. 

An arbor can act as an entranceway, attractively setting off the side yard from other yard areas. If the side of your yard is open to a busy street, a decorative gate can provide the privacy you need while adding to the aesthetics of your landscape.

Decorate it with permeable pavers and planters. 

Decorative pavers placed in interesting patterns can bring a whimsical or charming element to a boring side yard paths. Colored gravel is another great option for adding personality to this space.
Decorative urns used as planters or even fountains can dress up the side yard while also having the convenience of mobility. Urns can be moved if you want to change it up or if you need to open up the space.

Water Features

The sound of running water is always pleasantly serene. Adding a fountain to the side yard is a wonderful way to engage the senses and bring life to this space. If it the fountain can be seen through a window, it can be enjoyed while indoors, too.

Green it up. 

Plants add vibrant beauty while also adding privacy if it’s needed. Vertical planting on walls or fences can make the most of even narrow spaces. An overhead trellis covered with vines can create a romantic walkway that is protected from the elements. It can run the length of the side yard, or it can be implemented only over a sitting area.

Create a Cozy Dining Niche. 

A small table and a couple of chairs can instantly turn this space into usable outdoor living area. Hardscape features, such as pavers or crushed stone, can be added with the help of a professional landscaper to provide added stability for furniture. Surround the area with lush greenery and it becomes a quiet haven for enjoying your morning coffee or having an intimate lunch with a friend.

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Source: Carolyn Wesling via Houzz

Transforming your side yard can be a breeze when you have the help of a landscape design expert. Contact Lifescape today to learn more about our outdoor living design and hardscaping services.