About this project…
This NE Portland 1910 Craftsman home has a steep slope that originally had a difficult lawn to maintain, two Alberta Spruce trees at the entrance, and over grown rhododendron shrubs. We applied a thick sheet mulch of newspaper, compost and topsoil and planted – over a three-year period – an ornamental and native nature-scape. This habitat friendly yard hosts many native song birds, hummingbirds and other wildlife.
“As a work-in-progress, this yard creates drainage, density and maintenance challenges. Over time, this slope has blossomed into a beautiful dappled shade nature-scape!”