Perennial Parkway

The parkway in this downtown neighborhood was a great candidate for a conversion to xeriscape from turf. Parkways like this can be difficult to water because of the narrow width, and are a great place to start with xeriscape. This parkway features a small ornamental tree and flowering perennials, ornamental grasses and delicate groundcovers. The middle of the parkway has a stone pathway which accommodates the foot traffic to and from the street. Most of the plants in this parkway should be cut back in the spring and the parkway should be mulched to help the soil retain moisture and curtail weed growth.