Add Windows If your space is small, create windows, as seen in this gate, and vary the height of your plants or structures. That will give the area some visual relief -- and give your yard a playful quality.
Salvias, also called sages, are some of the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are wonderfully drought tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive foliage. Deer, bunnies, and other garden pests typically ignore the plants.
Make Your Yard Feel Bigger Create an illusion of space if you have a small yard with a street-side planting. This garden adds a layer of dimension to an otherwise shallow front yard. The mix of textures in the garden adds to the effect -- the variety of shapes keeps your attention on the border. Here's a tip: The border's simple color theme helps it feel larger, too. Cool colors, such as lavender, light pink, and blue often feel farther away than they really are.