Our Nation’s Front Yard gets new Turf!


After a light morning rain the soil was perfect for laying sod on the National Mall yesterday.  The 50 ft long x  4 ft wide fescue/bluegrass rolls of sod went down without a hitch.    Probably some of the most beautiful fescue I have ever seen that came out of Tuckahoe sod farms.  Shortly after the first few rolls were place on Panel 33 in front of the capital they turned on the big eagle rainbird irrigation  heads and they performed wonderfully.   The irrigation and drian lines are placed about 4ft deep which is just below the tent stake line.

This day has been a long time coming and it wasn’t without a lot of planning.  The sod was laid on an engineered topsoil sand blend which will be a perfect medium for growing the grass and keeping it healthy.    The National Parks services and Trust for the national mall were also on hand overseeing the installation process.  The first panel  which is about 90,000sq ft will be completed today and in another few weeks we will start on panel 29.  Congrats to Clark construction there team on making this day finally come to fruition.

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