Old 02-12-2008, 08:37 PM
brenda50 brenda50 is offline
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parking lot island planting

What is a good item to plant, in parking lot islands, where it is very hot in the summer? Would a shrubery be good with mulch or pine needles?
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:24 PM
AGLA AGLA is online now
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I usually think about regulatory requirements (because I am usually doing the permit plan when I'm doing parking), visibility for safety reasons, potential for snow damage, litter clean up, flamability (careless disposal of smoking material), drought conditions, potential conflicts between plants and cars or people, maintenance, and then look for the best aesthetic that matches the criteria.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:10 PM
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Low growing junipers seem to be the old standby in this area.
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