Dress Up Your Front
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 communities don’t allow parking-strip gardens without permission from the municipality. Others may have restrictions on how tall/wide plants in a parking strip can grow.
To keep your parking strip usable for guests who may park on the street in front of your home, consider running mulch or flagstone pathways through your garden to give them a way to walk through.
Need inspiration? Check out this stunning example, which features:
- Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunias
- Snow Princess sweet alyssum
- ‘Redbor’ kale
- ‘Perfume Deep Purple’ nicotiana
- Variegated iris
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