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
Part 6: Planting Natives on a Steep Hillside
Part 7 is the area near the top of the hill in our yard and also the sunniest spot. The hill faces southwest. We smothered the grass and have been adding prairie natives.
|The before photo from 2004|
|Early May just as plants are emerging|
We made these changes to replicate the species present in a short grass remnant nearby. I will showcase these new results at the end of the season.