We have a very small backyard. There's more sand than dirt, so after 2 years of trying to get grass to grow....this was our solution. My hubby build a "boardwalk" from the gate towards the more open area of the yard. The boardwalk expanded into a deck area. We planted miniature rose bushes and mini gardinias along the fence, then used red mulch for ground cover. Hanging baskets with colorful flowers were added, as well as a few shelves with pots of flowers. It's very qaint and pretty!-i love it!