Our Native Landscape Story (Part 2): Reducing Impervious Surfaces

This is Part 2 of Our Native Landscape Story.

Read Part 1 here.

I detailed how we removed impervious surfaces in Part 1 to the right of the garage.

This post will highlight the native plants we added where the trailer parking pad is on the right side of the photo below.

As mentioned in Part 1, the trailer parking pad was composed of 8-10 feet high of fill in a depression so that it would be level with the cul-de-sac.

We removed all of the fill and asphalt back to the native soil.
Composted leaves were spread on top of the soil, then it was planted and mulched.
Side View of Parking Pad and Fill

Same view from side of garage, just planted.
Early May, 2010

On the left in foreground is Chokeberry and a Bur Oak tree. In the center of the island is a Pagoda Dogwood. Shrubs and trees on the right include Ironwood, Fragrant Sumac and American Cranberry.
Just planted, May 2007

May 2010

View from below in May 2007.

May 2010

Blue beech tree on right. Spring wildflowers planted in this area include Bishop's Cap, Wild Ginger, May Apple, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Cinnamon Fern, Early Meadow Rue, Virginia Bluebells, Wild Columbine, Wild Leeks, Blue Cohosh, Hepatica and Dutchman's Breeches.