parking lot island planting

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by brenda50, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. brenda50

    brenda50 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    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?
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    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.
  3. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Low growing junipers seem to be the old standby in this area.

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