We started planting along this strip between the house and the driveway a few years ago. The intention was to have something nice to look at from the front door/windows besides the neighbors junk. But mowing around each tree/plant was getting to be a chore. So I got my brothers' permission to make one long bed. Only thing was that I had to keep it straight and in-line with the house. I also had to keep it back from the driveway because there's an underground drainage pipe that runs along there. So I got out the tape measure and ran some string-line to mark where the boundaries would be. I got permission to go ahead as planned (although I had already started). Here's the before photo from the first week in February. driveway-bed_before ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) And today I got the final layer of mulch spread. driveway-bed_lined ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) I wish I could have afforded to do the entire border with rock... but oh well... this was alot easier and cheaper. There's another baby plant in there, but that should be all that planting that will go there... for now :-D And mowing just got alot easier!