United States of America, Georgia, Cobb County, Smyrna
Post Village (Smyrna, Georgia)
"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 Village is a 300-acre site, containing five separate apartment home communities, totaling more than 1,700 units. In addition to amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pools, Post Village's landscape features a marsh area, more than 300,000 bulbs, a lake, and extensive use of screening plants.
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).
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and photocopies of two articles about Post Village.
Post Village has been featured in John D. Hooks, "Built Around Nature," American Nurseryman, March 15, 1989, pp. 74-80
Post Village has been featured in Larry Meister, "Landscape Design: A Joint Venture with Mother Nature," Landscape Design, July/August 1989, pp. 32-36