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2010-2012 Front Yard Redesign

Project: 2701 North 29th Street

Posted by Daniel Broockmann about 13 years ago

From Grass to Permaculture

In the spring of 2010 we undertook to redesign the front and side yards of 2701 from green grass to permaculture wonderfullness.  We covered exisiting grass with cardboard and leaves, buried it with dirt a friend down the street needed to get rid of, and started things up.  There are between 20 and 25 different fruiting and nutting bushes planted there now (most of which will be between five and twelve feet tall) and provide the middle story of the food forest.  A low-water nitrogen building and soil pioneering cover crop mix has been seeded and is doing a heck of a job improving the soil quality out there.

**Update to the update (04/18/2011) all that lovely cover crop died back through last summer (as expected) and has been reseeded.  But I scored a whole bunch of free rock facing from some old apartments last weekend to build paths (I will sink the stones to ground level and put woodchips in the pathways).  I think it gives a much better idea of the vision for the front yard.  I also planted a bunch more bushes once I got the paths laid out.

****Update to the last update (05/23/2012) got all the drip irrigation in the front buried and sunk the paths in and gravelled them.  Added some more bushes and started a few different types of ground cover to see what will effectively push out cheat grass.  Also added an "air chair" and started a treehouse!

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Simon Olsson
Simon Olsson : Cool projekt!
Posted almost 13 years ago

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pochard willowherb : Even though they are completely distinct, the trailhead and terminus of the Great American Rail-Trail are both iconic landmarks. driving directions
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