More Ideas for the Narrow Garden Between Suburban Homes

Happy first day of spring! In today's post, I have fresh ideas for that long, awkward space
between suburban homes.
Create with a striking entrance to entice friendly visitors. A pretty gate also creates a bit of a mystery by blocking the view to the back garden.
Keep it neat and choose low maintenance plants. Who wants to try to manoeuvre a lawn mower in the tight area at the side of a house?

The box hedge lining this path probably needs no more than a trim once or twice a year.
Create a path that is both attractive and comfortable to walk on. This even walkway will make it easy to roll bikes, wheelbarrows and recycling bins in and out of the backyard.
Make sure the view in the distance is attractive.

Who wouldn't want to enter this back garden just to get a closer look at that pink Beauty Bush?
There is usually walls or fencing between suburban homes.

Attach a trellis and take advantage of this vertical space to grow something beautiful. If you are lucky enough to have sun, try a honeysuckle, clematis or a climbing rose.
The area at the between houses is usually quite shady, so select plants that will thrive in shade or part shade.

In this garden hostas, ferns, Bleeding Heart, Periwinkle have all been incorporated.
Hang a decorative ornament to embellish a plain Jane fence. This faux window also brings the flowers up to eye level where you can appreciate them best.

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