Garden Design

This is a series of articles focusing on various design elements within the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden.

Dry or seasonal streambed in the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

Whether in a suburban or rural setting, when land is graded for home construction and impervious surfaces, such as roofs, paved driveways and patios are installed, the natural movement of water across the building site can be altered. This often results in areas of soil erosion or poor drainage, that are impediments to both vehicle and foot traffic and can turn into a landscaping nightmare.

Hedgerow with mock orange in Buck Lake Native Plant Garden

Once out of favor, hedgerows are enjoying a resurgence in popularity in modern landscaping. Planted with native plants, they can be beautiful, functional and also attract wildlife by providing food and habitat.