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Spring Garden Planning For A Boulevard Strip
Better Homes and Gardens has published an interesting article about adding a garden to the strip of grass between the street and your side walk. If you live on one of the many tree-lined streets in the Minneapolis (where we often refer to it as “the boulevard”), you may want to explore this idea to add some more color to the area.
Factors to Consider
The idea of planning a garden to put into that otherwise unused space is a great one, but there are some questions that you need to think about before you start to dig.
– Are there any restrictions set by the city on what (or if) you can plant there?
– Which plants will survive the soil and challenges presented to the strip?
– How easily will visitors be able to navigate the garden? Would a stone path work in it?
Once you have these questions answered, you’ll be able to get to the fun of adding a new garden to this small slice of land. Designing the right garden for small spaces like these is just one of the many landscape solutions offered by ALD. If you’d like the boulevard strip in front of your house to have a unique and colorful look but don’t know where to start, give us a call.