Hunters Green Cluster
“The combination of Rocks, Plants, and Design turned an eyesore into an attractive area!”
Problem Betsy Hill, Hunters Green Cluster board member, spearheaded the initial project,”…we were looking to do an erosion project behind [the community]. It’s a shady area with no topsoil left, with trees that could definitely use trimming service, exposed roots, utilities; it’s complicated and the planting would be a big part of making the long term erosion control work.” Hunters Green Cluster’s rear common area suffered from erosion causing back yard properties to flood, walkways constantly washing out and existing culverts unable to function effectively due to the collection of silt and runoff debris. The cause is common; overgrown tree canopy, either by neglect or a desire to keep shaded areas, and that’s why they need to maintain the trees in good condition, and the use of tree trimmers near me is a great option for this purpose. Without proper canopy pruning, there is an eventual loss of turf area and exposed top soil erodes and causes various erosion problems, such as flooding.
Proposal Account Manager, Terry Turner, provided a thorough assessment of the areas affected by the erosion and found many areas of concern. He proposed a drainage swale design utilizing River Jack stone for the swale, replace and repair existing clean-outs and create a river jack stone buffer around the existing drainage culverts. The proposal included the necessary turf renovation and ground cover installation. The proposal was then given to the Reston Association for review.
Solution Create drainage swales throughout rear common area. Reparations of the existing drainage culverts and clean-outs, turf restoration where turf grass is feasible, and the establishment of ground cover beds under the existing shade trees would be essential to eradicate these erosion issues. The design included the use of woodchips and perennial ground cover to be installed as a landscape buffer to further protect the topsoil from washing into the new drainage swale.
Accolades “The board at Hunters Green Cluster hired your company to correct an erosion problem behind my home. The landscaping crew finished the project last week and I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with the results. The combination of Rocks, Plants, and design turned an eyesore into an attractive area.” resident, Virginia Banks. Board member, Betsy Hill, expressed her comments about the drainage swales, “Terry, this project is great!!!!” “The work is exemplary …. the swale is beautiful…amazing!!!!”, stated long-time supporter and board member, Katherine Hunter.