Budget Gardening Tips for Concrete Backyard?

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Q: My boyfriend and I just rented a beautiful garden-level apartment in a brownstone. The problem is that our backyard is all concrete with little to block the sight of our neighbors. To boot, neither of us has any gardening experience! Do your smart readers have any tips on how we can improve the backyard without too much of a green thumb or green wallet? Thanks!

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Editor: I'd like to recommend checking out the awesome archives of our first Great Outdoors month — tons of inspirational tips and images from readers! Does anyone have more specific advice for Anna?

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