- Basic Landscape Design Instructions
- Making Your Backyard More Attractive to Wildlife
- Planting Trees & Shrubs in Subdivision Clay Soils
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Ideal landscape design for cul-de-sac in new subdivisions. Note the survey monument in center with five feet perimeter of grass and a five feet perimeter of grass around the cul-de-sac to allow for snow removal overflow. This allows the City safety services (Fire, Police, Public Works Departments) to access the survey monument and fire hydrant.
Small Tree (Ivory Silk Lilac) planted in rear of bed with low maintenance shrubs such as dwarf butterly bush, dwarf boxwood, dwarf burning bush, dwarf roses, and low growing ornamental grass.
Final Two Photos – New Subdivision soils are compacted by construction equipment during the building process. Soil compaction severely reduces and or eliminates the pore space in soils. This causes perched water tables where the water is held below ground and does not drain. Installation of lawn sprinkler systems and compacted soils leads to the decline and death newly planted trees. Planting the right tree in the right place, soil aeration, proper tree planting, and watering will allow the long-term survival of the tree.