Our client offices directly across the street from their development, where their design intent was to bring a natural and rugged design to this urban retail center. They revitalized this old site keeping a lot of the original signage and feel to this naturally designed retail space. Our goal was to continue that feel through proper maintenance techniques and practices, allowing the native plants to perform as designed originally.
Since the previous landscape contractor had not cut back many of the existing grasses and perennials during the dormant season, when we took over the site last spring we had to routinely make cut backs and selective prunes so as not to stunt the health and growth of the plant, while preventing the plant material from taking over the site and walkways. We also had to remedy multiple areas where the decomposed granite parking was washing out and not being properly swept back into place and top dressed creating multiple hazards for patrons and cars alike.
Additionally, we presented the client with multiple enhancement proposals so as to address many areas with diseased cactus that had not been treated and to top dress & in-fill a lot of the groundcover and decomposed granite areas. We provided these proposals in a manner that allowed the client to cash-flow the expenses while properly caring for these areas of neglect.
We schedule our service visit so that we can be in and out of the property before 8am so as not to disrupt the flow of traffic in and around the retail center, along with ensuring we can maintain every area without damaging any vehicles or being obstructed by vehicles.
With any enhancement work performed on-site we typically have to schedule the work over multiple days as we can only perform the work in short periods of time with all the traffic and patrons who visit the site from the surrounding apartments and offices.
The developer on Sylvan Thirty was Oaxaca Investments, while Spring Valley was the General Contractor. For more information, visit https://sylvanthirty.com.