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Your guide to Melania Trump's Rose Garden renovations

August 2, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: 11-year-old Frank "FX" Giaccio mows the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump's business background and offered to mow the White House grass. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On Monday, first lady Melania Trump's office released a statement announcing a massive renovation of the iconic White House Rose Garden.

(CNN)On Monday, first lady Melania Trump's office released a statement announcing a massive renovation of the iconic White House Rose Garden.

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Trump also wanted the enhanced Rose Garden to more closely resemble the original 1962 design implemented during the Kennedy administration.

The Rose Garden is just one of the renovation projects at the White House that Trump has overseen.

There have been more than 50 varieties of roses planted in the White House Rose Garden since its inception, according to documents released in the new garden plan, and Trump intends to utilize several of the most iconic American species in the new iteration.

While horticulturalists say planting roses and other seasonal plants is not ideal in the heat of summer -- late spring and early fall are best for mid-Atlantic climates -- the renovation is taking place in early August mostly because this is traditionally when most major upkeep projects are completed at the White House.

Planting the botanicals is only one small part of the Rose Garden renovation, with the larger parts being infrastructure, technological and paving, a White House official tells CNN as to why the August timing was selected.

Trump has also given the nod to new outdoor furniture for the entire Rose Garden area, which now includes random pieces of furniture from previous administrations.

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