The location of a house in the center of a spacious plot is a rarity. Most often, owners are primarily concerned with arranging the site in front of the central facade as well as the backyard. But what about the narrow spaces between the side walls and the fence? Our tips site will show!
There are many problems with narrow side yards. Firstly, there is almost always a shadow here – both from the wall of the house and from a high fence. Secondly, there is little space, it is elongated. According to landscape designers, if you can’t equip ordinary flower beds in a side yard in any way, you need to use plants in containers. The portal has already written about the features of such container gardens..
A garden path around the house is needed anyway! You will have to move somehow. So let it be she who will become the decoration of this tight space. For example, eco-paths from individual slabs with moss or grass between them look unusual. Or from stone, broken tiles, old brick – there are many options.
Even in a narrow side yard, there is often room for a small set of furniture, at least a couple of armchairs and a table. Also, under the wall of the house or near a solid fence, you can place a do-it-yourself bench.
Slope plots have the advantage that even a side yard can offer amazingly beautiful views.
Don’t forget about the possibility of vertical landscaping. Even an ordinary wooden fence can be decorated with flowers in hanging pots, planters.
For planting in a narrow space between the house and the fence, shade-loving, hardy plants should be chosen. Of course, you cannot plant large trees here, too close to the house and neighbors. But shrubs and dwarf trees are quite.
The highlight of any landscape design will be small architectural forms, MAFs. For example, a sculpture in the center of a flower garden, a small pergola, an arch with climbing plants.
A vivid example of how you can successfully use metal containers, in fact, water baths, which have become beautiful flower beds. Pay attention to the tapestries on the wall of the house. There are usually no windows here anyway, but climbing plants can be put on the trellises – it will be beautiful.
If you are a supporter of the most practical use of every piece of land, you can plant raspberries on the side area. But you will get a good harvest if the sun is here for at least half a day – raspberries love bright enough lighting. By the way, gooseberries and currants are often planted in such areas, but, again, not on the north side..
As you can see, even a cramped, narrow side yard space can be turned into a beautiful, well-groomed, well-used area. Don’t forget about this lot, even if you don’t usually show it to guests.