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Slope Renovation

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!”

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