By the end of the first week of August, KAB finished the 2016 Dreamscape makeover! After purchasing Dreamscape tickets for the past five years, winners Sandy & Andy Tirpak of Cuyahoga Falls were extremely excited to have the opportunity to see their backyard transformed. After meeting with lead landscape designer, Dave Thomas of R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design Inc. they were able to determine what changes they wanted to see in their makeover.
They came up with a plan to change the backyard, including the installation of a new walkway that would be 240 sq ft with 4×8 pavers, removal of existing landscape to make room for new additions, and lights set up along the walkway and trees.
Prior to the makeover kickoff, Advanced Arboriculture removed and pruned a few trees in the existing landscape. With donations from Pam’s Pernennial Plant Farm, Suncrest Gardens, Dayton’s Nurseries and Blooming Designs, the KAB Flowerscape Crew was able to begin planting in the backyard.
Dave Thomas and the Tirpaks decided that they would install the path in the backyard so that it would connect from the garage to their existing deck. R.G Thomas Landscape then began the preparations needed for the walk way by removing the sod, existing concrete in the front of the garage, unwanted shrubs, and digging out the hosta from the front yard. Naragon Irrigation Company came in to move exisiting irrigation heads in order to accommodate the new beds being planted.
R.G Thomas Landscaping also framed the pathway in preparation for Nick’s Landscaping of Ohio, LLC to dig out the walkway.
Thanks to W.L Tucker Supply’s for donating all of the hardscape for the makeover was possible.
On Tuesday it was Graf Growers Garden Center and Landscaping Design turn to come in and install the base and lay the walkway. They also donated two potted plants to accommodate the sun and shade.
Then the final touches were made thanks to first time vendor partner, Lewis Landscaping who cut in and sanded the walkway.
Once the walkway was completed the final touches for the backyard makeover were underway! KAB Flowerscape crew began working alongside Paul’s Greenhouse to till and plant in the new beds and Tim’s Custom Electric installed a series of lights that went along the pathway and the surrounding trees thanks to the lights donated by Cascade Lighting, Inc.
On the last day of the Dreamscape Makeover, Terrascape Ltd. came in to blow mulch (donated by K.B. Bioenergy, Inc) around the pathway. R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc. then began cleaning up the site and installing a beautiful birdbath donated by Donzells Flower and Garden Center .
Sandy Tirpak has been an avid gardener for the past twenty years and enjoys watching the hummingbirds from her deck. Now thanks to KAB Dreamscape Makeover, the Tirpak’s will be able to enjoy a new walk way lined with beautiful plants and get to enjoy the new birds to come!
KAB would like to thank our 2016 Dreamscape vender partners for their support including Circle K, and Main Street Gourmet for providing beverages, ice, cookie dough, and drinks for the Vendor Partner crew members during this summer week of labor. The agency also gives special thanks to Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Star Printing Co. Inc. & YES Press Printing Co., our marketing and communications vendor partner companies.