The tree-lined grassy area to the right is a devil strip
devil + strip, from the area’s status as a no man's land between private and public property, devil or devil's in place names meaning “barren, unproductive and unused”.
Compare devil's lane (“narrow area between two parallel fences”), devil's footstep (“barren spot of land”).
devil strip (plural devil strips)
- (US, Akron, Ohio) The grassy area between the sidewalk and the street.
Many, with dialectical differences; see tree lawn.
- ^ Dictionary of Regional American English
- ^ Word Detective: Tales from the berm