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Small   Yards   Can   Be   The   Perfect   Canvas   For   a   Pleasant   Landscaping   Experience.       The  planting  season  is  starting  to  wind  down  for  winter,  but  this  does  not  mean  that   you  can’t  start  planning  for  spring.  I  personally  have  a  small  yard  that  I  once  thought   was  hopeless  in  turning  into  a  garden;  I  was  wrong.  Sitting  out  on  my  deck  staring  at   a  small  patch  of  grass  and  weeds  for  over  a  few  months  after  I  moved  in  started  to   upset  me.  I  was  quick  to  change  this  atmosphere.          On  a  piece  of  paper,  I  sketched  out  my  yard  with  its  measurements:  13  by  9  feet   yard  was  what  I  was  working  with.  I  knew  there  was  landscaping  that  I  could  add   for   a   low   cost   and   make   my   front   yard   a   worthy   gardening   candidate.   I   started   marking   down   plants   to   add,   more   in   the   herb,   dwarf   evergreen   selection   to   start   out  on.     •

Buddleia  

Lavender  

Rosemary  

Roses  

Wisteria  

Rhododendron  

Barberry  

     I  had  my  list  together  of  some  choices  in  those  plants,  but  I  knew  I  could  add  some   more  varieties  that  would  bring  this  small  yard  together.  I  thought  of  different  small   trees  and  flowering  shrubs  that  I  could  place  in  corners  of  the  yard  to  help  contain   and  work  as  a  border.   •

Mockorange  

Crape  Myrtle  Trees  

Rose  of  Sharon  Bushes  

Privacy  Hedges  

Hydrangea  Shrubs  

Dwarf  Burning  Bush  

Japanese  Maple  

Nishiki  Dappled  Willows        


After   collecting   all   my   choices,   I   knew   that   I   was   going   to   have   to   narrow   it   down   to   something   simple.   I   took   the   choices   on   lavenders,   rosemary,   azalea   and   mockorange  to  start  with.  I  couldn’t  add  too  many  plants  because  I  also  wanted  to   have  a  small  4’x4’  spot  for  some  vegetables.          I  built  a  small  box  for  the  vegetables.  Then  I  planted  in  a  corner,  the  mockorange.   My   pathway   leading   to   the   front   door   I   lined   with   Grosso   lavender   and   de   Provence   lavender;  it’s  a  great  way  to  add  some  gorgeous  scent  when  you’re  walking  into  your   home.   The   front   porch   was   bordered   with   the   rosemary,   and   the   azalea   put   into   a   small  corner  to  add  some  color.          It   wasn’t   much   once   I   was   done,   but   I   will   add   more   to   my   small   yard   as   time   goes   on.   Maybe   I   will   start   spring   by   adding   some   groundcovers   or   some   more   flowering   plants.   Either   way,   I   am   happy   to   now   meet   my   gardening   cravings   with   my   new   landscape.          So,   even   if   you   just   have   small   yard,   whether   it   be   your   front   yard   or   your   backyard,  there  is  still  potential  to  turn  that  little  spot  of  land  into  a  magical  garden.   And  be  sure  to  check  out  some  of  Greenwood  Nursery’s  new  plants  that  will  make   any  garden  an  even  more  stunning  place  to  relax  and  enjoy  nature.       ###  


Small Yards Can Be The Perfect Canvas For a Pleasant Landscaping Experience.