06/30/2013 10:58 am ET Updated Sep 18, 2013

Urban Backyards: 5 Ways City-Dwellers Can Use Small Outdoor Spaces


From Networx's Steve Graham:

City dwellers often rely on botanical gardens and city parks for their outdoor fix, but many may have a perfectly good garden space in the back yard. Of course, the small backyard space may covered with concrete or overrun with weeds and worse. That doesn’t mean there is no hope.

You can never magically expand a small space into a lush suburban garden escape, but there are good ways to use small urban backyard spaces. Here are five of the best options for a small urban garden.

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