Streamside Garden - Newton Square, PA

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Streamside Garden

LANDSCAPE DESIGN SOLUTION:

This streambank was eroded from past infrequent floods and storm water runoff from higher ground flowing towards the creek. The site is partly to mostly shady and deer pressure limits plant choices. The soil was poor; mostly clay or rock with little topsoil present.

We wanted to create plantings for the long-term to conserve soil, provide habitat for birds and beneficial insects, and begin to grow root systems to stabilize the stream banks while also catching runoff before it hits the creek

HIGHLIGHTED PLANT SPECIES:

Senecio aureus; Zizia aurea (Golden Alexander); Polystichum artistichoides; Sedum ternatum (Stonecrop) (Groundcover); Aesculus parviflora (Bottlebrush Buckeye); Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)