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There are several options for adding depth and interest to an uninterestingly shaped (but definitely typical) yard. Place the entrance to the garden on an angle or on the lower half of a long side. This creates immediate interest by giving visitors an unexpected perspective as they enter the yard. Next, if practical, place your entertainment area (barbecue, patio, terrace) in a location away from the house for the same reason. Or use decking to create different levels, creating more interest for the eye.