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The mission of the Landscape Committee is to create and maintain a neighborhood landscape that is worthy of a premier community in the southeast and to maintain the environnmental health and asthetic value of our community common areas. 

Members of the Landscape Committee are: 

  • Bruce Basson, Chairperson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Marla Bohm
  • Susan Coulter
  • Kiersten Grey
  • Megan Holler
  • Lee Janda

 

 Traffic Island Native Plant Installations

Lochmere has over 100 traffic islands throughout our community. Many of these locations have aging, non-native plants, and a good number of these continue to outgrow their spaces, resulting in ongoing and costly maintenance needs.

In an effort to revitalize our most unsightly islands, all the while being good stewards of our landscape dollars, the Landscape Committee has begun an ongoing project to redesign these garden beds.

 

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(Lochwood West Before)

This work began in the winter of 2023 with the removal of invasive plants from two islands (Lochwood West Drive and Spring Hollow Lane) and the amendment of the nutrient deficient soil. On March 11, 2024, these two islands were replanted with native selections by Native Plants Matter

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(Lochwood West Immediately After Planting)

Not only will these native plants require less water and maintenance long term, but they will also provide food, shelter and habitat for our pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Watch them with us, as they fill out in the coming months! 

If you would be willing to help keep these new beds watered (especially if you are in close proximity to one), please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can suggest a schedule.  Once they are established they will not need regular watering.  

Preparing to plant in your own garden? Check out Lochmere’s Native Plant Recommendations guide.

See this link for the plant listing and island design.