A set of guiding principles for preparing any lot for a happy, healthy, and lower maintenance future.
This off-street parking design holds two vehicles with extra room for a lawn—great for sharing with a neighbor who also needs parking.
A colorful, full-season design creates space to accommodate social gatherings while providing privacy to neighbors.
A collection of spreading groundcovers that can be planted over your entire lot, or planted and maintained as distinct paisley patches.
Create habitat and improve biodiversity with this set of guiding principles for managing an existing forest patch or emergent stand of trees.
Photo © Erin Kelly, Lambert, Rotherstien & Associates.
Embrace the poor quality rocky soils of commercial lots in Detroit with this mix of succulents in a range of painterly colors and textures.
Reduce drainage fees, manage dust, and enhance the identity of your commercial corridor with this colorful and fragrant edge-maker.
The clean, hardy, and colorful living perimeter of this lot design is easy to build and works well on multiple lots.
A floral landscape that stabilizes lead in the soil while registering your household caffeine levels.
Colorful, hardy plants form a clean and urban edge while creating a barrier to limit lot access.
Temporary planting scheme improves soil health, prepares your lot for what's next.
Photo © Ernst Conservation Seeds
A clean, planted edge borders this native meadow—a pollinator-friendly option for every neighborhood.
Very affordable mix of warm and cold season grasses provides habitat and nesting grounds for birds.
Photo CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Peter Gorman
Photo CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Pat Dumas
Easy-to-build side lot rain garden designed with plants commonly available at local shops and national chains.