Lawn to Wildscape
A wildscape includes a diveristy of plant foliage layers, consisting of understory, midstory, and overstory. Each story provides food and habitat for different forms of wildlife. In this design, overstory was already provided by the existing trees. We created the midstory using shrubs such as elderberry, apache plume and sagebrush. The understory consist of a wide diversity of flowering perennials and creeping groundcovers. In total we planted 63 different species and 320 total plants in this 1,500 square foot front yard. Drip irrigation was installed to achieve rapid establishment.