Cedar Park First UMC Park Street Frontage Landscape Project
Our Park Street Frontage Landscape Project was begun in the summer of 2018 as a way to improve our care of God’s creation and to make church access more convenient for parents of small children. Our goals for this project are to blend well with the other existing landscaping on our property along West Park Street; eliminate the mud problem for parking in our Multi-Ministries Building parking lot; shield the 4 HVAC units from view from the street; retain all native live oak trees and large pine tree; use plants, trees and shrubs which are native varieties, drought tolerant and deer resistant; screen the view of our shed from the street as much as possible while allowing for clear access to the shed front door; and make our frontage an inviting view from the street.
We are now 100% completed with the project. We completed the demolition and excavation phases in late January and February. We have installed the rip-rap pathway adjacent to the building and a small patch of rip-rap on the east side of the building. We finished installing the soil, trees and plants on March 22 and the drip line, boulders and stone bench on March 25. The irrigation system is 100% installed. It was connected to our Wi-Fi network on March 28. It is now programmed and fully operational. The congregation mulched the entire project in a couple of hours during our Spring Work Day on March 30. Weed removal and seeding took place on Wednesday, May 15. The project was dedicated to the glory of God on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019.
There are a couple of shrubs and bushes which have died or are stressed, but basically the vast majority of the plants are doing well.