"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Park Apartment Homes is on a 60-acre site and features three amenity areas with tennis courts, resort-style swimming pools and community facilities. Picnic areas and mulched paths encourage residents to enjoy the grounds. Flowering plants such as Buddleia and Rudbeckia are used to attract butterflies to to a gazebo seating area. There are 5,000 square feet of annual beds, which are changed twice a year. In addition, herbaceous perennial borders feature such plants as Hibiscus moscheutos, Eupatorium, Gaura, and roses. An urban vegetable garden with raised beds, complemented by fruit-bearing plants, and a nature preserve bordering one side of the property are other features.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and a photocopy of an article about the site.
Post Park has been featured in Todd Tibbitts, "Post Park Apartment Homes," Grounds Maintenance, July 1995, pp. C8 or G2+