Pollinator Garden in the making

My project this spring is to convert an area that was lawn to an area filled with native and drought tolerant plants.

With great sadness, I had to have a huge maple tree taken down. This left a thin strip between driveways (70′ L x 8 1/2′ w).

This strip was always difficult to water as I have no irrigation system,  and I had been wanting to convert more grass to other plant materials to benefit wildlife.  I had the sod removed and grade lowered, so water (rain) run-off will go into the garden instead of the storm drain.

2018 strip by drive cleared
After sod removed

The next step is adding some soil and pea pebbles to make it well drained for the drought tolerant plants that will be making their home there. Stay tuned!

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