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Small yard, big difference

A few small changes = usable space

landscaping small backyard before

You don’t have to have a large, elaborate project in mind.  Maybe you are just looking for something that will make the back yard more user-friendly.  Why have a yard if you are not going to use it? 

There’s been a lot of talk in the magazines and home shows about outdoor rooms and outdoor living space.  This doesn’t mean you have to plan a large space.  Sometimes all it takes is a little careful planning and design. 

The picture above shows a backyard project before the makeover.  Harsh light,  worn-out, unfriendly space right up against the front end of the car.  Doesn’t particularly look inviting and certainly doesn’t say “let’s have a party”. 

But with a few simple changes in patio space, bedlines, fence and plant material and the yard is transformed into a really appealing outdoor space (after shot below).  Expanding the patio space allows for a dining area with room for a grill, and a seating area to enjoy a chimnea.  A new fence gives a bit more privacy and flowers in the plant beds adds a few pops of color.  Sometimes it is the little things in life that mean the most. 

landscaping small yard after

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