Median Improvement Update: July, 11, 2013

posted Jul 23, 2013, 12:57 PM by Wales Garden   [ updated Jul 23, 2013, 12:58 PM ]

We now have completed most of what we had hoped to accomplish this year.  The gaps in each of the planted beds have been filled in with azaleas of the same colors, and the irrigation throughout the median is on timers with new heads that reach both the plant beds and the grass.  We are very grateful to the City Public Works/Forestry and Beautification Division for working with us throughout this process.

Using neighbors’ donations to the Wales Garden Median Project and funds from the Richland County Appearance Committee, Trent Hutchinson and Blue Moon Landscaping service have fertilized and trimmed (with hand trimmers) all azaleas, edged each bed, and mulched two sections (Seneca to Combahee).  We really appreciate their working with us on pricing and doing such a nice job.  Special thanks to Joan Assey for her trim work as well.

Our goal in the future is to fund mulching for the entire median and arranging several volunteer days to weed where it is needed.  Of course, anyone who would like to adopt an area to weed, please do so!

Thank you, Melinda Allen and  Susie Thorpe