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Keep water from collecting along your narrow side yard by forcing it out with a dry stream bed. Plus, it makes an attractive landscape feature in dry weather. Rocks Paths, Creek Beds, Rivers Rocks, Pebble Paths, Side Yards, Stream Beds, Smart Side Yard, Sideyard, Yard Ideas
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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.
Lose Your Lawn Enhance a rustic or Arts and Crafts home with a rugged walkway of pavers broken up by pockets of low-growing groundcover, such as this sweet alyssum. Lush plantings on both sides of the path help prevent this small-space front yard from feeling too tiny.