When the residents of the Willow Lake neighborhood
became concerned about the health of the waterways that traversed their
housing division, they got the help they needed from the Horticulture
Department of Oklahoma State University. In the process, a project was
born that already is serving as a model for other communities to
With an eye on the yards that sloped directly to the
water’s edge, the OSU experts installed pest-tolerant plant materials,
based on design plans of a landscape architect, in two demonstration
yards. They backed this up with weekly seminars covering a breadth of
ecosensitive landscaping topics, as well as how to maintain healthy
water and fish.
The result has successfully addressed plants, water, and fish
needs, as well as desired aesthetics in one easily replicable project.
Aided by the Garfield County Extension, Langston University and
numerous specialists, THE O.S.U. HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT IS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTS!
Posted on 05/01/2002
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under