Mar
07
2011

  Maple Shade Park Progress

Terry was able to finish grading the hill behind our retaining wall on the amphitheater side of Maple Shade Park before the big storm. It looks good, and drainage doesn't seem to be a problem, and I'm happy with the result.

We're thinking about planting a wildflower meadow immediately around the perimeter, at least for this season. I'm still not sure what the long-term plans are for the area past the wall. I'll have to see how we use the space this summer. If I find myself wanting more open lawn in the evenings (when it's shady there) I may opt for a second "level" of lawn on that higher ground. Or I may decide that I want a more formal selection of plantings rather than meadow. But meadow is going to be fairly quick and easy to implement at this stage, so that's what we're going with. We'll focus on getting the other side of the park planted out with trees and shrubs this spring, and come August we'll make a plan for work to be done in the fall.