Q: I am installing a permeable driveway (Unilock Turfstone) at my house in Portland. I read your article on best types of grass mixes in Oregon. But what about driveway grass? Ideally I would like a grass with low maintenance, less mowing, and for daily parking with car traffic. The driveway is in southeast corner of house and gets full sun, except when parked on in evenings.
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Scotch broom is noxious in Pacific Northwest
Be on the lookout for prickly Paterson's Curse in wildflower seed mixes.
Gorgeous yellow iris Is ecological threat to PNW wetlands
Oregon is the first state to list invasive non-native grass called false brome as a noxious weed.
Butterfly bush, or Buddleia, can be a very aggressive non-native plant that, in certain situations, can overtake native vegetation. Take care to cut blossoms off in the fall.