Throughout South Georgia, the hot, dry weather of this past summer took a toll on the lawns of homeowners and businesses. The campus of Perry Wellness Center was also affected. Much of the campus consists of paved areas and garden beds, but the Hope Park area has a larger grassy stretch around the central fountain.
“Last summer was hot!” PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry says. “I like for the grass to be routinely cut, but the weather and lack of water caused our grassy areas to suffer.”
To return the area to a brighter green, Stuart asked staff members Jeff Williams and Mulkey McMichael to tackle a fall lawn project. They purchased rye seeds and potting soil, with which they made a double sowing of the lawn area, along with a topical application of potting soil. Recent rains have now brought the area back to a more welcoming green.
“It does look good, and we need to maintain this look,” Stuart notes. He vows not to mow the grass during the fall and winter months.
As shown in the above photo, Hope Park now offers a welcoming green carpet to peers, staff, and visitors.