Major Landscape Upgrades Beautify Our Green Spaces
Dahlia Park: Revamped landscaping using budgeted reserve funds, totaling $55,000, in partnership with IHCA vendor, Landcare.
- Removed old and overcrowded plants and trees and installed new ones, added new soil and bark, and replaced old or damaged sod.
- Upgraded irrigation to meet new plant needs.
Village Green Park: Upgraded the landscaping and irrigation from master budget funds.
- Upgraded landscaping around the park perimeter to improve visibility and add color. Added bark.
- Reworked irrigation to provide adequate water for plants and trees.
The Greens: Upgraded landscaping and irrigation from master reserve funds.
- Upgraded landscaping for the entire park: removed old plants and installed new ones, added soil to raised planter beds, replaced old and damaged sod, and added bark for weed control and beautification.
- Repaired park drainage boxes and cleaned the drainage system.
- Reworked irrigation to provide adequate water to plants and trees.
Sunset Pond: Upgraded landscape and irrigation from operating budget.
- Repurposed plants using tear-outs from Village Green.
- Reworked irrigation to provide adequate water for new plants.
- Added bark for weed control and beautification.
Vista Garden: Upgraded planter boxes.
- Removed old garden planter boxes and rebuilt 14 with concrete blocks; added soil and mulch to new planter boxes.
- Weeded and cleaned up garden paths and walkways, and added new gravel to control weeds and improve the walking surface.
- Installed flowerpots at the entry gates for beautification.
Streetscape Upgrades: Applied groundcover and replaced street trees.
- Replaced 40 dead or damaged trees in common areas.
- Replaced old or damaged groundcover and planted 8,000 new 1-gallon groundcovers
- Added 100 cubic yards of bark to planting areas and tree pits.
Pond Telemetry Controls: The IHCA and the city of Issaquah made upgrades to provide better stormwater management using real-time pond level reporting, and to better monitor available rainwater for our irrigation needs.
- Installed new pond level controls, digital control pads, and remote communication equipment.
Lyle Dickey is the IHCA landcape manager.