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.
Current status 25Mar19: We are about 95% completed with the project. We completed the demolition and excavation phases in late January and February. The irrigation system is about 99% installed, just waiting connection to our Wi-Fi network. 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. We are still planning to complete the project in May 2019 once the weather warms up enough to germinate the Blackjack Bermuda grass seed in our new front lawn. Here is the landscape project schedule planned for the remainder of March (weather permitting, of course):
March 29 – 21 cy of mulch arrives (2 loads)
March 30 – Congregation places the mulch
After March is over, we still have a few things to wrap up:
May – Seed the lawn and install remaining steel edging
June – Dedicate the project to the Glory of God