This small backyard landscape plan is comfortable all year round, and enlivened with seasonal displays of color a fragrance.

June 09, 2015
Small Backyard Garden Plan

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Garden Description

This backyard landscape plan includes workspaces for composting, parking, storage, and family entertaining. The design offers a comfortable seating area that is incorporated into traffic patterns to the garage and house, but hides compost, potting, and storage areas which are still easy to get to. The patio is great for the weekend barbecues or morning coffee.

Comments (1)

January 14, 2019
Appreciate the plan but your concept of a "small yard" is almost laughable. Mine is, at its widest, 14' and narrows to as little as 5' at the front entrance. City plots are TINY, this would be a park compared to what most people have to work with these days.