Sometimes people can neglect their side yard because they feel it is not as important to the overall aesthetic of their landscape design. But I feel that it is just as important as every other part of your yard design. The thing is the side year represents a transition from one part of the property to the other. In other words, you have to take the side yard to get to the front yard. In this fashion I say it is critical to make sure that the side blends with the rest of the landscape idea. It does not have to be much, either. All u need, like they have here, is some well kept grass and perhaps a small tree.