Gary & Carrie Gobble’s Yard of the Month May 2019

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This beautiful yard is the result of  collaboration. The grass is his. The flowers are hers. Together they are pleased with and proud of their yard. We are too. It is a welcome addition to our  neighborhood and our city.

Gary’s interest in their front lawn goes back several years. He has been seeding it and mowing it regularly but he decided to make some changes to make it look even better. The hardest part, Gary says, was getting rid of the crab grass and other undesirable upstart volunteers that spotted his lawn. He did this with methodical cutting and trimming and weeding, and even killing off parts of the lawn, before replacing it with his preferred grass. In its place he planted and cultivated a Fescue mix and Kentucky Blue Grass. The results are beautiful.

Carrie has concentrated on the flowers and trees that enhance the attraction of their lovely house. She has nurtured the plants and shrubs along the drive. There is a variety of mostly perennials with some Missouri wildflowers, a favorite of hers. Speckled within are some other attractive favorites of theirs including Purple Coneflowers, Black -Eyed Susans, Lavender, Showy Evening Primrose, Phlox, Salvia, Daylilies, Creeping Jenny, Bearded Iris, Oak-Leafed Hydrangea, Daffodils, Tulips, and many others!  

 

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Volunteers – April 20th 9 a.m.

Firehouse Garden – Saturday, April 20 at 9am
We need a few people with box cutters and scissors to cut cardboard.

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Firehouse Garden – April 22nd – 1 p.m.

Moving mulch to the new Firehouse Garden. We need carts, shovels and muscles to move the mulch. Meet by the firehouse. If you can help, email BeautifyCrestwood@gmail.com

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Grant Reminder – Due April 23rd.

The Crestwood Beautification Committee wants to help Crestwood citizens make their neighborhoods more beautiful. We are offering to help neighborhood volunteers fund their projects.

If you would like to beautify the entrances or common areas or islands in your neighborhood, the Beautification Committee will assist you by paying 50% of the total cost up to $500.00 per project.

For example – if you raise $400.00, you will receive $200.00. If you spend $1000.00, you will receive $500.00. If you spend $1400.00 you will only receive $500.00.

Previous projects may apply again to help with replacement plants and supplies.

If you are interested, fill out an application. You don’t have to be a member of any committee to do this. All you have to do is organize some of your neighbors to contribute their effort to get the project done. This can be a way to make new friends or have some fun working together with old friends to improve your neighborhood (and its property value)!

In addition to the funding, The Beautification Committee will help you with getting started, designing the project and ideas for fundraising. However, the neighborhood volunteers will be in charge of their project.

For all projects, the Beautification Committee must approve designs in order for neighborhoods to receive funds. Designs also must comply with city ordinances. (A list of city ordinances can be found on our website.)

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please fill out the application. When complete, please email it to BeautifyCrestwood@gmail.com or you can mail it to:

Beautify Crestwood
9016 Robyn Rd
Crestwood, MO 63126

Applications must be received by April 23, 2019. Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Grant recipients will be notified by May 6, 2019.

In order to receive funds from the Beautification Committee, projects must be substantially completed by June 15, 2019.

Please note that the Beautification Committee can commit to contributing only $2000 in total to all these Crestwood projects in 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Email: BeautifyCrestwood@gmail.com

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New Firehouse Garden

We are planning a new Firehouse Garden this year. It should be visible from Sappington Road and also the back entrance into Kohls.

We are looking for volunteers to help move mulch in the spring and plant in the fall. We will let everyone know via postings on this website and Facebook.

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to the website to be notified of dates.

Below is the design from horticulturist Robert May.

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Have You Got Your Seed?

Monarch butterflies are now in Texas and are headed north.

We have 350 packets of free milkweed seeds available at Whitecliff recreation center. Get yours soon before we run out.

The Monarchs need Milkweed!

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Whitecliff Pollinator Gardens Cleanup Tomorrow

Whitecliff Cleanup Help Needed – Tomorrow

Sunday 11 am to 1 pm

Bring: gloves, rakes, shears etc.
Anything to help cleanup old plants and leaves.

Thanks for your help tomorrow at Whitecliff Gardens.

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