What we did. We had a cedar fence installed - the chain link just wasn't doing it! We bought some granite curbing and dug trenches and sunk it, some of that stuff is down pretty deep and very heavy to move!
Along the back we planted a white Rose of Sharon in the middle and then planted Little Lamb Hydrangea's on each side of it. In front of the Rose of Sharon are white peony's. I love my white garden.
Our lots are tiny, only 40 feet wide by 100 feet deep! Here you can see the little granite bird baths flanking the back garden wall, and the solar lighting, which is awesome!
Then we planted the side garden with some herbs, and perennials. The white fence to the right is my brothers yard. He has a small stone wall and patio, give me grass any day! It's cooler! The only advantage is it doesn't have to be cut!
We added a granite bird bath, a lighthouse bird house and a little cedar trellis.