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Jenkins LAR410 Final Board Planting Details Mgmt

Jenkins LAR410 Final Board Planting Details Mgmt

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FFC Planting Design
FFC Planting Design

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Published by: kaitlin_jenkins_4 on Nov 13, 2011
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FragrantSumacBottlebrush BuckeyeSnowhill SmoothHydrangeaMissouriGooseberrySt. Johns WortWinterberryGlossy BlackChokeberry
Black OakSargentCrabappleWhite OakJapaneseZelkovaBur OakChinkapinOakSwampWhite OakBlackLocustPost OakWitch HazelJapaneseLilac TreeShumardOakWhite EasternRedbudAutumn BrillianceServiceberryPersian ParrotiaPermeableParkingRawLimestoneConcretePaversLimestoneSinageLimestoneWalkwayStoneStormwater InletBlack WalnutPlantersLimestonePavers
Illustrative Plan
1inch = 20 feet
The aim is simple: create comfortable atmospheres that reveal the beauty andfunctioning of the native Kansas Prairie. Truly this area of Kansas has muchto offer, and capitalizing on native plants will achieve the goal. The plantingdesign optimizing views both inward and outward views primarily from KimballAve and secondarily from surrounding businesses. Many of the surroundingcommercial businesses are screened from the patio area and building windows,but the panoramic view of Manhattan are sustained. The amazing East view ispreserved and framed by a row of ornamental Redbuds and ‘Autumn Brilliance’Serviceberry. The walkway underneath these trees will be very experiential withfragrant flowers, stimulating colors, and the rustling of the waxy ‘Marlot’ leaf in thewind. Primarily using native vegetation, with exception for extra ornamental value,ecotones were created using a layering of vegetation from the overstory of theOaks, to the herbaceous shrubs, down the short prairie grass underfoot. Layers ofvegetation are both comforting to humans, and also create an ecosystem for nativebiota. Using tree leaves as the medium, a variety of trees were used to offer many
Bicycle ParkingPermeable Parking42 Parking Spots14 Parking Spots28 Parking Spots12 Parking Spots96 Total Parking SpotsEntryFlag pole
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Secondary Gathering Space
Herb Garden
 T r a s h  E n c l o s u r e  a n d  S e r v i c e
Pedestrian ConnectionHandicap ParkingTrailer ParkingDrop Off
Section DD
1 inch = 20 feet
Section CC
1 inch = 20 feet
Pedestrian Vehicular 
Pedestrian Vehicular 
Section AA
1inch = 20 feet
Section BB
1inch = 20 feet
View of Entry to Frontier Farm Credit
Standing on Vanesta Drive viewing North. The Serviceberry screen neighboring buildings while framing thepanoramic view to the east.The planting design emphasizes the superb views of Manhattan.
Existing Site ConditionsSecondary Gathering Space
Standing on Kimball Avenue viewing East. The secondary gathering area is positioned above neighboringbuildings, and native tallgrass praire will additionally shield sounds from Kimball. Ornamental PersianParrotia attract attention from distant views from Kimball.Viewing east with screened views of neighboring buildings.
Frontier Farm Credit
Manhattan, KS
Management Plan
Jake Jenkins
Bioretention areas require seasonal landscaping maintenance. In many cases, bioretention areas requireintense maintenance initially to establish the plants, but less maintenance is required in the long term.Monthly inspection of the soil must be conducted. If erosion occurs, this must be repaired. In additionlitter and debris must be removed. Due to the adaptability of the native species, no additional irrigation isrequired. Twice a year remove and replace dead vegetation. Mulch must be monitored and void spotsshould be replaced every two to three years. More visible bioretention areas must be monitored mostclosely. These areas are an educational component for visitors on the treatment of stormwater runoff.Additionally contributing to the functioning of prairie, an annual burn will occur in early spring. Only burnafter two growing seasons after an accumulation of plant material has occurred. Burning the prairie willpromote native species and destroy the non-natives of which would only be invasive on this site.Initially the tallgrass prairie will require supplemental watering to propagate from seed, if rainfall is notregular and suf
cient. After plants establish, they will not require watering even in the dry years becausethese grasses are drought tolerant. One of the biggest challenges is the suppression of weeds. Sincemost of the site is covered in tallgrass prairie without direct pedestrian access, weeds may not be aconcern. Spraying will be the best method for the reduction of weeds, particularly around the backpatio and other paved areas. Long-term maintenance involves simulating natural disturbance to keepwoody species from moving in and turning the prairie into a woodland. After plants have established, ascheduled burn in the spring will reduce the occurrence of weeds and woodies.The shortgrass prairie species will grow in areas close to buildings and parking lots to open site lineswhile providing a low maintenance, native groundcover. Burning is not available in these areas, andmowing will be an effective substitute. Mow half the site on a rotating basis to retain adequate wintercover for wildlife. Mowing half in the fall will allow birds to
nish nesting and prairie plants have set seed.Remove the cut stems because the thatch layer will provide an additional nitrogen source for weedgrowth. Removing the thatch will allow the sunlight the penetrate and encourage growth of prairie plants.

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