A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Dreamscape Makeover

by Cindy Pantea

Keep Akron Beautiful had another Dreamscape Makeover success. This year’s lead designer was Lisa Graf of Graf Growers, whose plan beautified the Williams/Jesse homestead with a pergola (an arbor or structure that provides shade) over a brick patio with lighting fixtures and a fire pit.

Keep Akron Beautiful Dreamscape Makeover 2014

Picture of the Beautiful Dreamscape 2014 Backyard Makeover (Benefitting Keep Akron Beautiful Flowerscapes). Picture taken by Bruce Ford.

Thank You to Dreamscape Makeover Vendors and More

It takes an army to do Dreamscape, from selling tickets to the donations of goods and/or services, and we would like to name these players:

Graf Growers – lead design, fire pit, poles, pipes, conduit and ticket sales
RB Stout Inc. Landscaping and Maintenance – built patio
Tim’s Custom Electric – light fixtures
RG Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc. – fence, concrete and pergola
TerraScape – Blower and Applied Mulch – soil and mulch for flowerbeds; turf repair
Paul’s Greenhouse – planted perennials and ticket sales
Suncrest Gardens – shade tree, flower pots, grass seed, swale (low tract of land to deflect water) and ticket sales
Keep Akron Beautiful Crews – assistance with planting, swale, grass seed distribution and flower pot arrangement
W L Tucker Supply, Inc. – concrete, sand and step
Belgard Hardscape Pavers – Slate
Cascade Lighting, Inc. – lighting, wire and conduit
Circle K Stores – refreshments for crews
Nick’s Landscaping – excavation
Donzell’s – large planted pot and ticket sales
Gates Landscaping – patio prep
Naragon – irrigation system
Wilson Plumbing and Heating – backflow preventers
Advanced Arboriculture – trimmed old growth on pine trees
Dayton Nursery and Garden Center – plant materials and ticket sales
Pam’s Perennials – plant materials
Keep Akron Beautiful Board of Directors – ticket sales

We thank all of these wonderful vendor partners, staff and board members.

Of course, last but not least, we thank the great people who purchased tickets. This year’s Dreamscape yielded the highest proceeds ever: $36,570. This money will be used to continue sowing beauty and growing pride with Keep Akron Beautiful’s popular Flowerscape program.

Next year’s Dreamscape ticket sales will begin in March.