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2021 IHCA Annual Report: Landscape Report

By July 14, 2021Connections, IHCA
IHCA 2021 Landscape Report

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 2020 upgrade

Village Green Park

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 Upgrade 2020

Vista Community Garden #1

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. 

As published in the Summer 2021 Connections >>