How to Make Your Friends Think Your Backyard Is Way Cooler Than It Is

How to Make Your Friends Think Your Backyard Is Way Cooler Than It Is

A meandering garden next to a big swath of green grass next to a sun-dappled built-in seating area sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Of course, the reality for most of us (right now, at least) is a backyard that can be fully experienced in a single cursory glance: less oasis, more sad little patch of land. It’s tempting to rip down the fence and take over half of your neighbor’s yard in a fit of frustration, but that’s probably not a good idea. Instead, take a cue from gardening expert Susan Morrison. In her new book The Less Is More Garden ($30, Timber Press), she writes, “Design strategies that extend a garden’s footprint—either literally (by planting in unexpected places) or imaginatively (by crafting the illusion of more space)—help sidestep the unwelcome sensation that with one quick look around, you’ve seen all there is to see.” Here are five of our favorite ideas:

 

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