This is Part 6 of Our Native Landscape Story.
Each of the posts in this series has showcased sections of our yard and what we've done in each section including before and after photos.
Part 1 and Part 2: Removing Impervious Surfaces
Part 3: Removing Stone Mulch
Part 4: Removing Invasive Species and Smothering Grass
Part 5: Smothering More Grass and Planting Woodland Natives
This post will highlight how we smothered our hillside and created native plantings.
|Here is the before photo.|
This slope was also smothered with paper and mulch
. The line of invasive Tiger Day Lilies were removed as well as the Japanese Barberry shrubs. We planted prairie natives including prairie coreopsis, queen of the prairie, little bluestem
, big bluestem
, pale purple coneflower
, butterfly milkweed
and side oats grama.
|This photo was taken in late May of 2010.|
A river birch tree was added on the far left, and we planted low growing native shrubs (Bush Honeysuckle
and Fragrant Sumac
) to grow underneath the main tree.