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)./

Small Yard & Small Garden Landscaping Ideas

Keep the garden vertical. 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).

Choisya ternata  C. ternata is a rounded, medium-sized bushy evergreen shrub, with dark, glossy green leaves divided into three broad leaflets. Flowers pure white, scented, often appearing fitfully into winter

Choisya ternata C. ternata is a rounded, medium-sized bushy evergreen shrub upto with dark, glossy green leaves divided into three broad leaflets. Flowers pure white, scented, often appearing fitfully into winter

Skimmia japonica "Rubella" A great evergreen shrub for shady areas with showy flower buds and white fragrant flowers.

Skimmia japonica "Rubella" Evergreen shrub for shady areas with showy flower buds and white fragrant flowers.

Dwarf coniferous evergreen gardens look great all year, especially winter! Would be fun to decorate with Christmas lights.

I expect to have many conifers on the Dewittville property. Dwarf coniferous evergreen gardens look great all year, especially winter!

Beautiful display of landscaping with evergreens. This is a berm built for privacy.  It serves it's purpose well. This is beautiful all season.

Beautiful display of landscaping with evergreens. This is a berm built for privacy. It serves it's purpose well. This is beautiful all season. It is beautiful- but, w

Mexican Feather Grass Seeds - Stipa tenuissima - Also called Silky Thread Grass…                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Mexican Feather Grass Seeds - Stipa tenuissima - Also called Silky Thread Grass or Mexican Needle Grass

Conifers.  This would actually be a good idea for our front yard, low maintenance and still bird friendly

the windles their called not leaves are conifers.This would actually be a good idea for our front yard, low maintenance and still bird friendly

Evergreen Plants and Garden Borders from Garden On A Roll Ltd.  Great idea!  Lots of other different planting schemes too.

Best 10 Plants For A Small Container Garden

best plants for privacy screen - I could really use this on the bank between my house and the neighbors

Evergreen Screen Landscape Plan: Gain privacy without sacrificing beauty. This evergreen screen will provide year-round seclusion, a home for wildlife, and a feast for the eyes.

Seven Years Later, the Turkey Hill Farm Made Famous by Martha Stewart Is Still Thriving - Connecticut Cottages & Gardens - May 2014 - Connecticut

Seven Years Later, the Turkey Hill Farm Made Famous by Martha Stewart Is Still Thriving

Seven Years Later, the Turkey Hill Farm Made Famous by Martha Stewart Is Still Thriving - Connecticut Cottages Gardens - May 2014 - Connecticut - Gardening Itis

Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge.  Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.

Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes

1. Juniperus communis 'Stricta'      6. Blue spruce 'Maigold'  2. The rocky juniper 'Blue Arrow'        7. Blue spruce 'Glauca Compacta' 3. Deren white 'Aurea'     8. Yew ‘Washingtonii’  4. The European larch 'Pendula'      9. The average juniper 'Gold Star'  5. Rough fir 'Compacta'      10. Oregano 'Thumbles'

Juniperus communis 'Stricta' Blue spruce 'Maigold' The rocky juniper 'Blue Arrow' Blue spruce 'Glauca Compacta' Deren white 'Aurea' Yew ‘Washingtonii’ The European larch 'Pendula' The average juniper 'Gold Star' Rough fir 'Compacta' Oregano 'Thumbles'.

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