This "low impact" solution for storm water management in parking lots is effective in directing storm water to the plant material but can become very costly with excessive concrete curbs and curb cuts. Photo from Light Imprint Handbook by DPZ Charlotte.

Green infrastructure is a term used to describe innovative storm water management techniques such as porous pavement, rain gardens, constructed wetlands, green roofs, and water harvesting te…

Looking for a quick way to add a little curb appeal to your yard? Try a parking-strip garden! The little stretch of lawn between the street and the sidewalk may be a great place to add color (and it’s one less area you have to mow). First off, check for local restrictions before planting; some [...]

Dress Up Your Front

Looking for a quick way to add a little curb appeal to your yard? Try a parking-strip garden! to add color (and it’s one less area you have to mow). First off, check for local restrictions before planting;

29NH31 Parking Curb, 6in.W, 4in.H, 72in.L, Rubber

29NH31 Parking Curb, 6in.W, 4in.H, 72in.L, Rubber

This is a less-is-more approach that I really like - with a gravel mulch you have an attractive background while the (undisturbed) plants have room to spread.  Helichotrichon, sedum, thyme, with pebbles, large and small rocks.  This is very well done.

Less-is-more landscape approach - with a gravel mulch you have an attractive background while the (undisturbed) plants have room to spread. Helichotrichon, sedum, thyme, with pebbles, large and small rocks. This is very well done.

I like the parkway -- Front Yard No Grass Design Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor - page 40

Curb Appeal: 20 Modest yet Gorgeous Front Yards

Love the flagstone! "Of course, xeriscaping doesn't have to be confined to gravel and desert cactus. Beautiful blue flagstone slaps add color, depth, and the backbone of this beautifully diverse front yard.

Low water and low maintenance, California Friendly gardens strive to conserve our resources

Low water and low maintenance, California Friendly gardens strive to conserve our resources and keep our waterways clean. These gardens have it all: bold forms and also strong on color and texture.

Sustainable and No-Water Parkway - modern - landscape - san diego - San Diego Woodworks

Sustainable and No-Water Parkway - Modern Landscape by San Diego Woodworks I like the combination of rocks,pavers, different textures, colors

Lifestyles Of The Stay-at-Home Mom: House Reveal Part 1: Curb Appeal lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com

Lifestyles Of The Stay-at-Home Mom: House Reveal Part Curb Appeal Link to bhg plan-a-garden - Front Yard Ideas

Give your sidewalk garden an extra bit of pizzazz with flowing curves: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/sidewalk-garden-front-yard/?socsrc=bhgpin02082014createinterestwithcurves&page=2

Front-Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas

urves are much more appealing to the eye than straight lines. So give your sidewalk garden an extra bit of pizzazz with flowing curves in this garden idea.

Edge Your Driveway - I'd love to this along ours (if only our blacktop looked as nice!)  It'd be nice to eliminate any grass between the driveway and house.

How to Install Belgian Block Driveway Edging

Find dimension by planting cool colors. Lavender, light pink, and blue feel farther away than they really are.

Front-Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas

Make Your Yard Feel Bigger. Create an illusion of space if you have a small yard with a street-side planting. This garden adds a layer of dimension to an otherwise shallow front yard.

Catmint (Nepeta 'Walker's Low') grows low mounds in our curb strip over ground cover Sedum 'Acre'. ~WMG blog

Catmint (Nepeta 'Walker's Low') grows low mounds in our curb strip over ground cover Sedum 'Acre'

This relatively simple sidewalk garden makes a big statement in a small space: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/sidewalk-garden-front-yard/?socsrc=bhgpin032014makeastatement&page=9

Front-Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas

Front Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas Make a Statement: This relatively simple sidewalk garden makes a big statement in a small space. A by bettye

I love how this gardener abandoned the typical straight edge for a whimsy, curvy flower bed--in the boulevard!

Front-Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas

You may ask, What is a sidewalk garden? A sidewalk garden is an idea of planting a flower or small shrub garden in front of your house alon.

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