The main goal of the Beautification Division is to provide a pleasing and lasting look for both citizens and visitors to the City of Sanford. This is done by continually planting and maintaining the beds throughout the City Limits.


The Beautification Division plants 67,000 annual flowers and thousands of perennials each year. The division mows a total of 1,200 acres during grass season abd prune 7,500 shrubs and trees.

Another goal of the Beautification Division is to keep the City free of litter by removing 42,000 pounds of litter along right-of-ways and traffic islands each year.

Maintenance Areas

  • The division maintains the following areas:
  • 15-501 U.S. 1 Interchange
  • Bragg Street median
  • Carbonton Road median
  • Chatham Street
  • City Hall grounds, interior plants, seasonal decorations Service Center grounds, interior plants, seasonal decorations
  • Federal Building
  • Greenhouse
  • Horner Boulevard and 3rd Street/Lee Avenue Wicker St. and Carthage St. median Cole St. and Steele St. parking lot and surrounding area Depot Park and splash fountain RR bridge on Horner Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Simmons St. Vacant lots (city owned) Jonesboro Square Planter boxes along side walks in Jonesboro and Downtown Sanford Watson Avenue Martin St. Park Walter McNeil Park
  • Horner Boulevard and Fields Drive
  • Horner Boulevard and Short Street
  • Horner Boulevard/Bragg Street median
  • Horner Square plant beds
  • Lee Avenue Extension median
  • Moore Street
  • Nash Street median
  • Oakwood Avenue median
  • Palmer Drive median
  • Primrose Lane Median
  • Railroad House trees
  • Stoneridge Drive plant bed
  • Sunset Drive small park
  • Third Street Park
  • Trees downtown
  • US 1 and 421 interchanges U.S. 421 and Mt. Pisgah Church Road intersection
  • US 1 and NC 42 interchanges U.S. 1 and Spring Lane interchanges
  • US 1 North median divider from city limits approximately two miles south Sanford signs on Highway 42 and U.S. 1 Golf Course sign, entrance and Clubhouse
  • Valley Road plant bed
  • Wall Street Median
  • Weatherspoon Street, Spring Lane and Gulf Street Intersection