United States of America, Georgia, Cobb County, Smyrna
Post Vinings (Smyrna, Georgia)
"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 Landscaping uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Vinings Apartment Community has 335 units located on 14 acres in Smyrna, Georgia. Great effort was taken in saving the trees on the property. In addition, a large gas pipeline easement runs through the center of the community, which was used to good advantage for design and planting.
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, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
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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 Post Vinings.
Post Vinings has been featured in Jeralyn Lutz, "Post Vinings Apartment Community," Grounds Maintenance, November 1993, pp. 54-57
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