Good Questions: Suggstions for Narrow Planting Area?

Good Questions: Suggstions for Narrow Planting Area?

Janel Laban
Jun 19, 2009

Matthew sent in an email: I recently moved into a 3 story townhouse in Tacoma, WA. The developer included narrow planting strips between the driveways and walkways...but, before we moved in, filled them with crushed gravel. Once we remove the gravel - what's our best bet to make our front look appealing? Grass? Shrubs?

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People pull u-turns in our driveways all the time, driving over our driveways, walkways, etc. We'd like to discourage this with plantings with a little bit of height at the end of the planting strips. Just not sure what would thrive in such a small space (planting strips are 10'' and 20'' wide).

Please share any planting suggestions with Matthew in the comments below...thanks!

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