FALLBROOK – Repair of damaged landscape in the South Mission Road median due to a fire in April of 2009 has been completed by volunteers of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. A car fire damaged part of the median, including sections of the irrigation system. The FBA, utilizing funds raised at their annual 4th of July fireworks celebration, along with individual sponsorships, developed a plan and went to work to repair the damage.
Volunteer Pat McDougal, the FBA steward of the project, said repairs to the sprinkler system were made as well as modifications to address water pressure challenges. Over 2,700 plants were added and six water manifolds were constructed, she said.
McDougal, lead landscaper and designer for the FBA, has worked in the medians in the early morning hours, caring for the new plants and keeping her eyes alert for trouble spots.
To complement the sections of rose bushes in the median, McDougal said, “we used assorted colors of day lilies, society garlic, morea, gaura, shasta daisies, euryops (yellow daisy trees), agapanthus, statice, purple lantana and lavender.”
The roses, which were trimmed back in a staggered pattern during the winter months, are now bursting with new buds and the flowers popping out at varying times, providing an ongoing array of changing color.
To support FBA beautification efforts, purchase tickets to the July 4th celebration that will be held at the Grand Tradition in Fallbrook. Visit