Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

OCT 2018

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Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain (LC/DBM) (ISSN 2150-9093), is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc. 14771 Plaza Drive, Suite A, Tustin, California, 92780 Phone: 714-979-5276; Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9170). Copyright 2018 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed Landscape Contractors free of charge. Others: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada, 12 issues, $34.95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LC/DBM at or 714-979-5276 ext. 127. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. >> When the Parks & Recreation Department of Clinton, N.C., was named the winner of Project Ev- erGreen's "Our Winning Green Spaces" contest in early March of this year, they knew they would re- ceive the promised Exmark mower package to help maintain the city's parks and recreation facilities. However, they were surprised to learn that one of the parks in their community was going to receive a total transformation. Clinton's Royal Lane Park was chosen to receive the benefits of the renovation this summer. The space had fallen into disarray over the last several years due to budget cuts and aging park amenities. "Residents, guests and sports teams come to the park to take advantage of the fields, playgrounds, swimming pool and trails," says Jonathan Allen, di - rector of parks and recreation for Clinton. "Because the fields are in constant use, there is little to no down time for the fields to recuperate." Many local green industry companies contributed to the project, which included planting nearly 100 trees, bushes and plants, applying mulch and install - ing fencing around the playground. The park's multi-purpose, natural turf athletic field was laser graded and re-sodded, while the outdated irrigation system was completely replaced. Fertilizer and weed control treatments were applied to return the turf to its former glory. "Clinton residents and the neighborhood are the real winners," says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. "The improved park facilities and sports fields breathe new life into the environ - ment and functions as the lungs of the community." According to data from Clinton's Parks & Recreation Department, about 150 children use the park every day, and more than 500 young athletes participate in weekly sports leagues on the multipurpose field. Allen says the project brought the community to - gether to create a more welcoming park and enhance the existing facilities. He highlights the importance of providing opportunities to lead a healthier life - style, as Clinton is one of the unhealthiest counties in North Carolina. "We thank Project EverGreen and its partners for making this project possible," adds Allen. "It will leave a lasting footprint on our community." LC DBM If you have a project where landscape services were donated pro bono, you can submit your Off the Clock proposal to: or call Allie Lapporte at (714) 979-5276 x139. Story Ideas? Located in Clinton, N.C., Royal Lane Park received a complete facelift due to a contest offered by Project EverGreen. Volunteers from the local companies in the green industry showed their support by helping with maintenance and plantings. The park went from dry and dead to green and thriving in only a matter of months. A Winning Space by Allie Lapporte, LC/DBM 102 LCDBM Park Receives a Summer Makeover OFF THE CLOCK

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