This Property Line Garden Plan Will Transform Your Yard's Perimeter

Let your garden borders shine with this simple, yet sophisticated design.

Property lines are perhaps most associated with fences and not-so-neighborly disputes. But if building a barrier isn't the goal—whether you simply like your neighbors or just don't want to block the view—there's a less obstructive solution: landscaping the property line. Situate the gently curving garden laid out in this plan along the edge of your yard to create a cozy feeling of enclosure, or if you already have a fence or wall, plant it in front of the structure to soften the look.

As long as you choose a location with full sun for the perennials and woody plants in this plan, they'll thrive without much care other than occasional watering. From summer into fall, you'll enjoy blossoms in soft shades of violet-blue and yellow, thanks to perennials like catmint, coreopsis, and yarrow, while the silver-blue and bright chartreuse-gold foliage of evergreen blue spruce and juniper draw the eye upward. Mingle in the plan's optional bulbs (crocus, daffodils, and tulips) for a little early spring color.

property line garden plan illustration
Illustration by Mavis Augustine Torke

Plants for Landscaping Your Property Line

  • 1 'Fat Albert' blue spruce tree (Picea pungens): Zones 2-8
  • 1 'Saybrook Gold' juniper (Juniperus chinensis): Zones 4-9
  • 1 vernal witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis): Zones 5-8
  • 1 'Dark Knight' bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis): Zones 5-8
  • 5 catmint (Nepeta x faassenii): Zones 4-7
  • 3 'Moonbeam' threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata): Zones 3-9
  • 1 'Coronation Gold' yarrow (Achillea): Zones 3-9
  • 3 'Husker Red' beard tongue (Penstemon digitalis): Zones 4-8

If you can't find the exact cultivars listed above, swap in others with similar colors, shapes, and sizes. Since some plants can become overly aggressive and spread out of control in certain climates, always check which species are considered invasive in your area before planting.

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