Monday, June 03, 2013

Green inspiration on North Bell in Ravenswood

The sleepy 4900 block of North Bell in Ravenswood has a few inspiring landscapes.
In Chicago, you own your little plot of land up to the parkway (the parkway is the area between the sidewalk and street).  The City owns the parkway but the homeowner generally cares for it and sometimes enhances it.  Remember to thank your neighbors for these beautiful parkways and front yards when you have the chance!

I took note of the many grasses and shrubs for my back yard planting beds surrounding our patio. It made my shopping easy!

Here's a couple more landscaped setbacks along the street.  When several neighbors enhance their front yards and parkways, it completely improves the aesthetic and desirability of the block.