Location: Woodlyn Road, Houston, TX

Community Impact: Project EverGreen and Houston Habitat for Humanity teamed up for the second consecutive year to give the gift of healthy green spaces when they installed lawns and landscapes for five new homes in Houston’s Harrell Park subdivision.

Project EverGreen and landscape volunteers BrightView, Triangle Turf, Champion Turf and Lucky Landscape Supply provided the landscape materials and labor to install Oak trees, ornamental shrubs, mulch and more than 22,000 sq. ft. of harvested sod to the five houses. The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and the Turfgrass Producers of Texas Association also participated in the effort.

The project included installation of Oak trees and an assortment of azaleas, boxwoods, gardenias and ferns, and mulch beds around the five houses to create a landscape that complements the new turf and creates a greener, cooler landscape for the new homeowners to enjoy.

“Project EverGreen is proud to once again partner with Houston Habitat for Humanity to establish green spaces that will make a positive difference in the lives of these parents and children as they begin a new chapter in their lives,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Lawns, landscapes and plants help transform houses into homes and neighborhoods into healthy, thriving communities.”

The work was done as part of Houston Habitat for Humanity’s “SuperBuild” initiative that was sanctioned by the National Football League and Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee. The Harrell Park Subdivision that was established by Habitat in 2013 and is home to more than 110 families.

“These homes are vehicles out of poverty and serve as a trampoline for our families,” says Angela Birch Cox, development director for Houston Habitat for Humanity. “Our neighborhoods and families are better off because of the efforts of ProjectEverGreen and its partners to create green spaces for them to enjoy.”

Project Scope:
Installation of Oak Trees
Installation of an assortment of azaleas, boxwoods, gardenias and ferns
Installation of mulch beds

Completion Date: February 2017

Estimated Project Value: $20,000

Estimated Value of Volunteer Time: $1,800

Project Partners:
Houston Habitat for Humanity

Project Contributors:
Triangle Turf
Champion Turf
Lucky Landscape Supply
The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association
Turfgrass Producers of Texas Association

Back yard Example #2
Project EverGreen Volunteer Planting Shrubs