Trustees of Gramercy Park - Neighborhood News #677

 

Annual Summer Cleanup in Gramercy Park

Mike Boag of Boag Nurseries and his landscaping crew were in the Park yesterday for their annual end of summer clean-up.

 

The crew pruned all the trees, shrubs, and perennials, which will allow more sunlight to come in and encourage new growth and more flowers in the spring. They removed debris in the beds along the Park perimeter, where unfortunately people throw papers, bottles, cans, nuts, seeds, and bread from outside the Park. They also cleaned, edged, weeded, and manicured the beds, giving them a defined shape.  

 

In two weeks, the crew will return for additional weed and debris removal, and to aerate and seed the lawn. They will also edge and mulch the beds, and fertilize the shrubs and trees with organic fertilizer.  Adding mulch will help keep the weeds down and protect plants and trees by insulating them as they go dormant over the winter. Fertilizer will give plants a lush green look and strengthen their root systems,  enabling them to better survive the winter. 

 

Mike Boag (right) of Boag Nurseries and a crew member