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Spectacular Ideas to Spruce up Your Side Yard

Posted on: July 14, 2011

Are you tired of your boring side yard? If you’ve landscaped your back and front yard, why not link them with a beautiful side yard garden? Four Seasons can landscape your side yard and create a look you love!

Side Yard Ideas

Whether your side yard is narrow and long, wide and spacious or has your air conditioning unit that seems as if it will clash with any design, don’t worry – there is a side yard landscaping solution out there that is perfect for you!

Go for a dramatic effect – there are times when drama is perfectly OK, and side yard landscaping is a perfect time! Just because your side yard isn’t as visible as your front and even backyard, doesn’t mean it has to be plain. You can create a beautiful garden with interesting plants and flowers that match your garden in the front yard. You can even try hiding your AC compressor behind small flowering bushes or shady trees – just make sure you leave three feet of clearance space around the unit. And don’t forget, Four Seasons has one of the largest selection of highest quality plant life in the area, so you’ll be sure to find something that’s perfect for your side yard.

Add a pathway – nothing is more effective at linking your front and backyard while enhancing your overall landscape design than putting a walkway in your side yard. Whether made of stone, brick or concrete and lined with decorative torches or small plants, a walkway can bring your side yard landscaping to a new level! The great thing about adding a side yard pathway is that you have an unlimited number of design options – curved, straight, covered in moss and plants, lined with landscape lights…the list goes on. You can get as creative as you want!

Incorporate a focal point – if you feel limited in landscape design options because your side yard doesn’t have a lot of space, try adding visual interest with a unique focal point, such as a big shade tree, a small stone paver patio or a bamboo plant in a decorative pot. No matter what you choose, your side yard landscaping will be unique and beautiful!

Work with what you have – is your side yard on a slope? If so, don’t worry – gorgeous side yard landscaping is still possible. With the right landscape design company, it’s actually quite easy! If you have a sloped side yard, we can add a tiered stone retaining wall or fence that complements the any style.

Add a pergola, arbor or awning – draw attention to your side yard by adding an arbor or pergola! Whether it’s just at the entrance or runs the whole length of your side yard, a pergola can transform your side yard from plain to beautiful and unique.

When planning a landscape design project, don’t forget about the side yard! It often gets overlooked but has a lot of potential for enhancing the overall appearance of your yard. For your side yard landscaping in Maryland, call Four Seasons today!