Maintenance of the Pearl Street Mall is done in the most environmental manner possible:
1. We do not use herbicides on the planting beds on the Mall. We use a natural product called Corn Gluten Meal in order to eliminate emerging weeds in the beds and we use lots of compost to enhance the soil. We also fertilize with fish emulsion.
2. Staff drive an electric cart on the Mall to reduce noise, pollution, and gasoline use.
3. The urinals in the bathrooms were changed out to waterless urinals in order to save water.
4. We irrigate in an efficient manner a possible and changed out our irrigation heads to low-flow heads called Rotators. we are in the process of upgrading the irrigation system to be more efficient. We are in the design stages currently and the construction/installation will occur in the next few years.