It isn’t easy keeping Buckhead’s landscaping green. The Buckhead Community Improvement District recently accepted proposals from companies interested in maintaining the landscaping of the CID’s streetscapes.

The proposals, which were due on Nov. 18, specify in detail which flowers are supposed to be planted in which season and describe the number of pine straw bales and mulch required for upkeep.

“This is an annual contract we do every year – not a big deal,” Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett said.

Buckhead CID is a self-taxing entity made up of business owners. Their Peachtree Road streetscape project is its signature accomplishment. Buckhead CID recently completed phase two of the project, from one mile north of Georgia 400 up to Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The project has been underway for more than two years.

Dan Whisenhunt

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