I overcame the bowling alley effect with creating a curving path that allowed for deep beds on either sides with small trees and plants that spilled over. This gave the eye something to rest on instead of going directly to the fence. The path curved slowly through the space allowing one to take in a bit at a time, ending in a small paver patio to sit and enjoy the space.
The yard had definite sunny and shady areas allowing for different areas that blend very well.
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Sunny southern end of the yard before:
Shady northern end of the yard before:
Shady end of the yard with some lovely plantings that ease the client into the landscape encouraging one to relax and take a stroll.