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Japanese Maple Focal Point
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Mondo Grass, Lily Grass
Oldham Bamboo
Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Common name:Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

The Japanese Maple is a small tree standing only 20-25 feet high and 20 feet wide. It's outstanding foliage is a somber red and contrasts nicely with the bark. The tree also has a striking scarlet fall color.

Mondo Grass, Lily Grass

Common name:Mondo Grass, Lily Grass
Botanical name:Ophiopogon japonicus

This Ophiopogon japonicus is a grass-like plant growing to about 6-8' high. Its leaves are 1/8" wide, and about 8-12" long. It makes a beautiful ground cover or accent plant, and does well in oriental gardens.

Oldham Bamboo

Common name:Oldham Bamboo
Botanical name:Bambusa oldhamii

This bamboo will grow 40-55' tall and has large leaves with green culms.

Permeable Surfaces

If you have impermeable paving that you would like to make permeable, there are two main methods for doing so:
1. Break up hard paved surfaces to create spaces for water to seep through.
2. Remove and replace the surfaces with permeable paving.

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Designer: William S. Snowden Landscape

Japanese Maple Focal Point

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.