Planting Combinations

The parking strip is the area between the sidewalk and the street that can be one of the most challenging area to design and keep looking good.

Exposed parking strips get blasted with sun, soil is compacted from foot traffic, and it is often very difficult to water. To add to these challenges it is important for it to look good all the time since it is the first thing people see when coming to your residence.

Here are a few ideas from our staff and parking strip at our Stark location featuring Drought-Tolerant Plants.


Although they need to be replanted every year, tender annual succulents can make a fantastic, dramatic accents to your parking strip. Featured here:

  • Senecio ‘Blue Fingers’
  • Echeveria ‘Perle Nunberg’
  • Aeonium ‘Kiwi’

This combo is drought tolerant and thrives in full sun.

  • Carex dispacea
  • Senecio greyi
  • Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’
  • Salvia ‘Amistad’

This design will need some regular water in the heat of the summer. It will thrive with at least 6 hours of sun or more. It contains the following plants.

  • Dwarf Ginko
  • Ginko biloba ‘Mariken’
  • Ajuga ‘Burgundy Glow’
  • Ophiopogon nigrescens