A neighborhood fire station looks a little tidier thanks to the Sunset Hill Neighborhood Association and Boy Scouts troop 2012.

The neighborhood association spent about $250 — with a 50-percent discount from Lowe’s and wholesale-priced crushed granite from A-1 Grass, Sand and Stone in Cedar Hill — to buy new landscaping for Dallas Fire Department station No. 14.  The scouts did most of the heavy lifting.

Neighbor Diane Kyle Edwards says Sunset Hill already had knocked a few things off the Dallas Police Department Southwest Divison’s wish list, and they wanted to do something for other first responders in the neighborhood.

“I ran into them buying groceries at Tom Thumb,” she says, and she asked the chief if they needed anything.

The guys recently tore out shrubs that had been overtaken by vines, so they needed new landscaping. Neighbors and scouts installed red yucca and Texas sage.

Edwards says Sunset Hill wanted to set an example, and she encourages other neighborhood groups to give back to the ones who are always there for us.