Skinny side yards may seem too small to bother with, but you can make the most of any slim space. Think of your small area as a hallway. Place something eye catching at the end like a beautiful bench, sculpture or fountain. Don’t worry about trying to make your space seem bigger, instead, convert it into an intriguing passageway. Plant small trees to form leafy canopies or add an arbor to offer framed glimpses into inviting garden spots.  A birdbath or potted topiary will keep a long path from looking like a bowling alley and give your side yard the charm and allure of a Charleston Garden.