Needing landscaping advice for shady, muddy area where I don't want dog digging in Park Ridge.
6 months ago on 05/21/2020 at 1:45 PM
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Needing landscaping advice for shady, muddy area where I don't want dog digging in Park Ridge. Was planning on a mixture of flagstone and polyurethaned log slices down the middle and shade sturdy perennials. Then all that rain came. I'm ok with water gathering in this area as opposed to closer to our house so don't want to prevent water drainage. We were embarking this on our own but wonder do we need to level/ grade/ use weed fabric/ paver sand/river rock/ best plants (currently using pachysandras, hostas, vinca) etc. Want to do minimal for maximum effect 😉

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6 months ago on 05/21/2020 at 2:03 PM

Keep in mind plants will absorb water too!

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6 months ago on 05/21/2020 at 2:26 PM

You can plant a rain garden using native plants. This is a good resource: https://www.theconservationfoundation.org/

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6 months ago on 05/21/2020 at 5:00 PM

It would look great :)

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6 months ago on 05/21/2020 at 5:22 PM

First and foremost, you have a water problem that needs drainage. After that you can design whatever you'd like. I'll send you a pm.

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