Shore Lore: Sugar Lake, "High Intensity Planting"
Leilani Kostreba Peterson, a natural resource professional, was the Project Manager and worked with the Streetars to develop a strategy. A Base Map was created for the Streetars as a reference for the project.
Sharon Streetar starts planning.
The Base Map provided original dimensions and indicated the location of existing trees, beach area, storage areas, and other features of the property. Sharon discusses this process.
The Design Map reflected the changes that were planned. The Streetars substantially reduced their turf lawn while adding new trees, shrubs, native grasses, wildflowers, and aquatic plants to their property.
Leilani Kostreba Peterson talks about design.
It was important to create a Plant List using plants native to Sugar Lake and to the region.