The landscape area near 7930 front entrance rework has begun. Homeowners removed all the bulbs in this area and moved them to new locations where they can thrive. The area they were planted in at the front entrance was competing with the root ball of the trees. Also, eucalyptus trees drop sap that kills vegetation in the surrounding area. It does this to keep out competition of other vegetation in the area where water is scarce.
The Day Lillies and Agapanthus were moved to the fountain and other surrounding areas. Irrigation pipe was added to the old valve box in the fountain so the fountain area can be watered. Less than $20 in materials was used to make this happen. Using the existing pipe and adding a few PVC extensions and sprinkler head saved thousands of dollars. And since it was done by homeowners, there was no labor costs.
The additional bulbs were added to surrounding flower beds, improving the curb appeal of our property. Since it was done by homeowners it was a savings of all labor costs which would have been about $1K.
Pacific Green will be bringing in a load of dirt to fill the area under the trees and then seeding or sprigging the area with new grass.
This will make this entrance
- Look consistent as the other entrances
- Save on maintenance cost of detailing the area by landscape companies.
- Makes the front sprinkler systems consistent for a lawn area
- Ensures irrigation is not making a mud pit that dogs track back into the homes.
- Helps plants thrive since they are no longer competing with tree roots.
More to come as this project is completed.