I cannot figure out the meaning of the following sentence:

The green of the backyard gives way to overgrown flowers toward the side of the house.

I know every word, but even after having reread it a couple of times, I still don't catch it.

This a sentence from Lovecraft's Mansions of Madness - What Lies Within (Script)

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    What don't you understand? Gives way? Toward? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 27 '17 at 20:18
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    It's always helpful if you say which particular bit don't you understand. Is it give way to - 2. Be replaced or superseded by. en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/give_way – JavaLatte Apr 27 '17 at 20:18
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    It sounds like it's describing someone walking from the back garden of a house (which has a big green, grassy lawn) round to the side of the house. What is the bit that's causing you trouble? A few surrounding sentences for context could be useful too. – anotherdave Apr 27 '17 at 20:20
  • So does this mean that partially overgrown flowers are growing on the green or that they blend toward the side of the house? – SovereignSun Apr 28 '17 at 6:25

Going (or looking) from the backyard to the front, or at least the side, of the house, there's a visual change from the unrelieved green of the grass in back to a riot of color at the side because the flowers haven't had any attention and have outgrown their space.

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See give way:

2 (give way to) Be replaced or superseded by.
Alan's discomfort gave way to anger

In your example, this indicates a change or transformation in the landscape, probably gradual, between the green backyard (maybe lawn and trees) and the multicolored flowers.

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