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We finished inserting the brick path through the butterfly garden and in-filling it with rock dust. We also offloaded a yard of wood chips, in preparation of a heavy mulch job around the perimeter of the garden space next week.
The youth team from Common Ground and the youth from Newhallville did an outstanding job mulching, fixing the jogging path, and weeding. They added one yard of mulch to the Oasis, almost finished the elusive jogging path, and pulled countless weeds. Other friends included Aaron, the awesome weed remover, Elias the expert pine tree pruner, wonderful waterer Jamal, and super supervisor Cindy. Go team!
This week the Friends of Lenzi Park added several variegated hostas and a purple coral bell to St John Street side of the park. They also kept up with the weeding and the watering to keep all of the beautiful plants in good shape in the heat. Jerry posted a couple of signs in the park listing the 48 varieties of flowers to be found in the Park and continued to spray the weeds on the peastone path with homemade, non-toxic weedkiller.
Leila and Mr. Scott watered all the plants before diving in to our fence remodeling project. The fence bordering the lot was in need of repair and a fresh coat of paint. Mr. Scott removed the rotting wood and replaced the broken pickets with new ones. The kids from the neighborhood stopped by to help hammer, which turned into quite the team effort. Leila and LaTanya did an excellent job painting the fence bright yellow. We will need another can of paint to finish it, but it is looking good so far.