Members of the Facilities Management
crew recently demonstrated their landscaping expertise with
improvements to the Veterans Gardens, next to the Old Courthouse. The
development of a long term plan decreases the overall costs and
maintenance expenses for the area; improves aesthetics; and improves the
safety for our workers by eliminating mowing on a sloped terrain.
Reconfigured brick work around the flower beds has improved the safety
in the walkways; has made the trash receptacles more accessible; and has
created a more uniform look within the gardens. Lariopi grass and many
flower bulbs have been relocated in exchange for low maintenance
shrubbery which will provide color throughout the year.
Our crew members continue to work in
the Veterans Garden area, turning their attention to potential trip
hazards around the sidewalk trees. The planned changes will allow room
for the trees to grow without affecting the safety of down town foot