Dirt Corps worked with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to plant multiple pollinator gardens and street trees in a residential neighborhood in West Seattle. The garden beds were constructed by Seattle Conservation Corps as part of SDOT’s Homezone program in March 2022. The Homezone program aims to improve pedestrian crossings and slow down traffic associated with the West Seattle Bridge closure.
In April 2022, Dirt Corps staff connected with residents and worked with them on creating a planting design. DC used a mixture of PNW natives as well as non-native flowering plants. The design included well-known evergreen plants such as Lavender, Rosemary and Hebe.
Over the course of eight days in April & May, the Dirt Corps team planted roughly 1,350 perennial plants and shrubs and 12 trees throughout the pollinator gardens along SW Webster Ave!
Additionally, residents with new gardens received an informational maintenance guide. This guide offers tips to keep gardens thriving. Also, the guide describes plants included in the planting design. Need some help with your garden? Download our guide today!