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How to Enhance Your Home’s Parking Strip

Marianne Lipanovich
Publication date:
October 17, 2022
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How to Enhance Your Home’s Parking Strip

A curb strip, also known as a verge, parking strip or hell strip, is an often-ignored landscaping opportunity. It requires plants that can take pavement heat, snow and ice, and pedestrian and dog traffic. To take it from forgotten to inviting, it is important to check local ordinances and homeowners association bylaws to determine what you can and can't do. Additionally, a landscape architect or designer can create a plan that covers both the hardscape and plant palette, and can advise on structural elements. Finally, a landscape architect can address drainage, slope, and other issues.

Hire a landscape contractor to help you bring your design and plant choices to life. Search for local landscape designers and landscape contractors on Houzz and neighborhood message boards. Narrow your list down to three top choices and discuss your plans with all three before selecting one. Gather ideas and refine your style to decide what look you want for your curb strip. Look for the right plants that are resilient and beautiful, as they will be subjected to foot traffic and car doors. Work with a knowledgeable landscape pro to ensure that you choose plants that will thrive in your area and fit your other requirements.


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Marianne Lipanovich
How to Enhance Your Home’s Parking Strip
October 17, 2022
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