National Mall Turf Renovation update


The National Mall turf renovation is well underway with sod planned for April.  The pump station for the irrigation system is being installed along with the sub-drains in the first turf panel closest to the Capitol.  Since the drains are placed 4feet in the ground they will be tough to hit with all the tent stakes used to erect structures for the 3000 events the mall handles annually.  Its been determined the panels will be sodded in this phase using a 3 way blend of fescue.  The extremely mild winter in DC has allowed for some progress in the renovation. 

The NPS put up some panels around the site to help educate the public as to what is going on and why the area is blocked off from use. 

The irrigation pump station is huge.  It will be pumping from the four  250,000 gallon cisterns to reduce the use of city water.

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