Our New Parking Strip Design

This post is dedicated to my hard-working husband.  (He totally wants me to write a post about his big yard project so I'll humor him..... he deserves it!)

 When we moved into our home the yard was a total disaster.  The parking strip in front of our house was full of weeds and ugly trashy trees.    After two years of cutting down trees, pulling out stumps, digging out rocks, sifting dirt, laying cement, and laying down some weed block, drought tolerant plants, rocks, and wood chips....... our parking strip is complete! 

We planted some Seaside Daisy, Basket of Gold, and Blueberry Ruffles Lavender.  So pretty!

I am so glad we decided to do this instead of the typical grass parking strip that requires lots of water- half of which ends up in the gutter.... wasted.  Yep, drought tolerant plants like these are the way to go here in Utah.  

What do you have planted in your parking strip?  


  1. I love the look of the rocks. This might sound dumb but what's a parking strip?

  2. Good job Eric! It looks great! We don't have a parking strip, so we don't have to worry about it - thank heavens! Thanks for your pictures of Temple Square too. They reminded me that I need to take some time to enjoy nature rather than just work all day tomorrow. :)

  3. I don't know why it's called a parking strip - you can't park on it! It's a strip of yard between the curb and the sidewalk.


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