Paradise Atlanta Westside (PAW) Enrichment Program in Grove Park, Georgia received a fresh new look to their tired exterior landscape. There is something magical about creating a beautiful, welcoming exterior that helps unite people and place.
About the Project
Gibson Landscape laid 10 pallets of NG Turf’s SunBelt sod, a cross between Texas bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass, at PAWKids in Grove Park, Georgia.
Because SunBelt is a cool season grass, it will maintain its rich green color year round, perfect for this year round neighborhood enrichment ministry.
About the Grass
SunBelt is an innovative grass variety developed through a partnership between NG Turf and Texas A&M University, currently available in limited supply. The hybrid offers the benefits of cold hardiness and year round green of a cool season grass, while also providing superior drought and wear tolerance compared to other cool season grasses.
Whereas cool season grasses like tall fescue require reseeding to rebound after damage or drought, SunBelt has rhizomes, which are lateral roots that can send up new shoots, allowing the grass to regenerate—no overseeding required.
LaTonya Gates launched PAWKids in 2014. Supported by her family and friends, LaTonya has built a holistic children, family, and neighborhood enrichment ministry.
The purpose of the PAW Enrichment Program is to provide a quality enrichment program in a safe, loving, Christian environment while providing families with various resources that will empower and encourage them.
The PAWKids campus includes:
- PAWHouse: A safe and loving after-school enrichment program where we provide reading mentors & homework help.
- Gathering Place: A warm home for family programs, behavioral health, and a free medical clinic.
- Claudia’s House: A neighborhood food pantry where we offer bagged & hot meals, 50 lbs bags of food for pick up, and meals for seniors.
- Sam’s Oasis: A transition apartment home for neighbors experiencing displacement.
To learn more about how you can help support PAWKids visit their website PAWKids.org.
About the Landscapers
Gibson Landscape believes each space is a new opportunity to be innovative and create a lasting impression. They are a premier landscape company in the Southeast with a service offering that includes award winning maintenance, landscape construction, hardscapes, water features and green roofs. Their passion for creating landscapes that are the living synergy between people and place is evidenced by the quality and value of our work.