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Streamside plan #1, Steep Slope - dry streambank

A design for gardens near streamsides with steeper banks and dryer soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #3, Gradual Slope - Wet

A design for gardens near streamsides with gradually sloped banks and wet soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #2, Average Slope - mixed wet/dry

A design for gardens near streamsides with average sloped banks and mixed wet and dry soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

What is the best driveway grass?

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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PNW native plants for the streamside garden

Trees and shrubs for the water's edge or drier areas, groundcover, ferns, and other useful tips

Linda R. McMahan | Jul 2018 | Article