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Old 10-18-2010, 10:01 AM
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For future reference, it's called a parkway.
And a major pet-peeve of mine is when it isn't on it's own zone. That strip of grass being closer to the street is more prone to drying out with the sun reflecting off the asphalt.
Strip sprays in triangular spacing for parkways 4' and under. Half circles for parkways 5 feet and over. Spacing of the heads should not exceed the width of the parkway.
We have regs that prevent us from using spray heads on "parkways." Also if drip is not it's own zone you will not pass inspection.

Thanks for all the advice I just wish there was an easier way, it is a major PITA.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:43 AM
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an engineer that i have done lots of work for was originally english, (U S citizen since 1952 and he makes that known) and he has never lost his strong accent.

he calls these strips parkways but emphasizes that parkway is a term, like pathway (sidewalk) and is more regional than proper.


–noun
1.
a broad thoroughfare with a dividing strip or side strips planted with grass, trees, etc.
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Chiefly new york State and Western New England . a strip of grass, sometimes planted with trees or shrubs, between a sidewalk and curb.

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Noun 1. parkwayparkway - a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
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road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:19 PM
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In this part of New York, no one calls that grass strip between sidewalk and curb a "parkway".

The "parkway" we refer to is the major roadways where commercial plates are not allowed to drive. Southern State Parkway. Northern State Parkway. Grand Central Parkway. Although we just say "Southern State" or "Grand Central". The major road for any vehicle is "Da L-I-E", or "Da Expressway".

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I call it the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk myself.

The city in most anywhere usually controls that area. In Richardson, TX it extends 2'on the other side of the sidewalk as well if memory serves me correct.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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I call it the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk myself.

The city in most anywhere usually controls that area. In Richardson, TX it extends 2'on the other side of the sidewalk as well if memory serves me correct.
if richardson tx is like most communities, they claim 2' beyond for utilities easement.

the property owner in most cases is responsible for upkeep and liability and pays taxes on the square footage of the property but the municipality claims rights over the same area.......almost like a stewardship it is
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:03 AM
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We have regs that prevent us from using spray heads on "parkways." Also if drip is not it's own zone you will not pass inspection.

Thanks for all the advice I just wish there was an easier way, it is a major PITA.
Where did I mention drip?

I don't know about the whole terminology, around here most people call it the parkway. Looking at the various definitions looks like most of you are right. Allot of old fogies in the irrigation industry designated their strip nozzles as "parkway"strips so that's where I get part of my info. I mentioned the term at a family get-together and one of my relatives wasn't familiar with the term, so I imagine it is a regional term like 1idejim said.

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Old 10-19-2010, 01:25 AM
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I call it a street strip. A parkway exists in the middle of the road, or as a 'median'. Potato/Poetawtoe
I've always called it a "park strip", my g/f , who is originally from Ohio, calls it a "curb lawn" or a "tree lawn", and I had a customer who came here from Maryland, I think, call it a "verge"....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_lawn
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:35 AM
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Anyone here from Akron to explain why they call it a "devil strip"?

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Old 10-19-2010, 02:08 AM
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Yeah I'm with Peter

I actually never use the word parkway. But then again I didn't know that was the proper term
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:08 AM
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Parkway or parking strip here. Or "that pain in the azz area that wastes a ton of water".
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