Horizontal space is at a premium in many of the best small backyard ideas. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too)./

Horizontal space is at a premium in many of the best small backyard ideas. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too)./

Another fun idea for a semi-private fence, screening the view passersby will have beyond.  Adding plants in front of and/or behind the fencing would increase the screening.  The gate could be a more solid pattern, too, then left open or closed, depending on the desired effect of the day!

Another fun idea for a semi-private fence, screening the view passersby will have beyond. Adding plants in front of and/or behind the fencing would increase the screening. The gate could be a more solid pattern, too, then left open or closed, depending on the desired effect of the day!

Check out our most pinned ideas that will instantly add curb appeal to your home's exterior! Some are DIY projects, others are landscaping ideas and some include planting a few flowers and flower beds. See how to spruce up your front yard and patio with these popular ideas.

Check out our most pinned ideas that will instantly add curb appeal to your home's exterior! Some are DIY projects, others are landscaping ideas and some include planting a few flowers and flower beds. See how to spruce up your front yard and patio with these popular ideas.

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