King of Prussia, PA (December 4, 2012) – King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) was honored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) with its 2012 PHS Community Greening Award December 3 for its landscaped improvements on five medians on DeKalb Pike and three medians on First Avenue.
During the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012, KOP-BID transformed once barren medians on King of Prussia’s most heavily traveled roadways with a variety of lush perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees that now bring year-round interest to the medians. The medians were carefully designed by LRSLAstudio to be tolerant of the tough, dry and salty conditions and are maintained weekly by All Seasons Landscaping.
“DeKalb Pike and First Avenue are two of King of Prussia’s most heavily travelled corridors,” said EricGoldstein, King of Prussia District Executive Director. “The newly planted medians add beauty and soften the often overlooked public spaces that line the roadways.”
In all, KOP-BID planted:
- 1,705 ornamental grasses
- 8,213 perennials and groundcovers
- 379 shrubs
- 8,750 bulbs
- 17 street trees.
Earlier in 2012, KOP-BID’s landscaped medians were also honored by Upper Merion Township with a Beautification Award and by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce with an Excellence in Restoration and Property Management Award.
To view a complete gallery of images of the landscaped medians visit: kopbid.com/median-landscape-improvements.