Work Continues On The Front Entrance and Structures at The Vineyards

posted Jul 21, 2014, 6:01 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 4:31 AM ]
Susan Miller and Eric Bailey have been working diligently to refresh the landscaping of our front entrance.   Many plants had gotten over-grown and some trees have fallen prey to either disease or age prompting the third "refresh" since it was first installed!  Some Hollies and Nandinas were removed and replaced with Lemon Yellow Reblooming Daylilies (try to say that 5 times fast), Landscape Roses and Knockout Roses.  The dying Magnolia by the sign was replaced with a Japanese Maple and more plants will be added in the Fall when things cool a bit.  If you see Susan out watering please stop to thank her for her efforts on our behalf.

In addition to the landscape work, Ron Staples has been over-seeing the extensive rebuild of the structures at the front entrance.  Over the years insects and moisture have taken their toll on the wood trellises requiring many areas to be completely replaced.  As you can see in the photos, the wood was replaced where required with pressure treated wood and it now awaits painting.

Time has taken a similar toll on our Gazebo and the wood replacement has been complete on that structure as well.  While it too is awaiting paint, the landscaping around it has not yet begun.  While nothing major is planned there, the beds will be re-cut and slightly enlarged and re-mulched.

Finally, the walk between  Goodrich Durfey and Burnwether Ln has been resurfaced and is now of exposed aggregate.