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Small Yard Tricks

Earthsense

  Creating an enjoyable outdoor space can be daunting if you struggle with landscaping, but it can be downright overwhelming if your property has a very small outdoor area

Forgo unnecessary fencing as it can call attention to the small size of your lot.  And use all the space you have; the walkways on either side or your house are often seen as utilitarian passages from the front yard to the back, but these areas are great for climbing vines or an ornamental gate.  Large accent containers with blooming annuals bring life and softness to a paved sitting area, but be selective with your container plants because they do require regular maintenance.  In an urban area, the soothing murmur of a fountain can mask the noise of nearby traffic.