Is sod the only option here? Or a waste?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JeffNY, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    Apartment complex has this on the corners of the sidewalks, looks like crappy soil to begin with, and the said the people won't stay off it to let the grass grow.
    Tell her theres no hope, or suggest something else?

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  2. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,663

    My first guess is...Upstate NY....severe deicer damage, sidewalks all around. Test the soil to see how much salt is in there. Lots of people don't shovel snow much today, throw down chemical and forget it. Till summer comes along. If that is salt damage, your not going to be very successful, no matter what you do. Unless you address the soil.
     
  3. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 645

    Here's the solution...put a sign up saying STAY OFF THE GRASS YOU LAZY ASS PEOPLE WHO CAN'T TAKE TWO ADDITIONAL STEPS UP THE SIDEWALK AND TWO ADDITIONAL STEPS DOWN THE SIDEWALK!!!
     
  4. cudaclan

    cudaclan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 152

    Looks like decomposed granite fines. Given the location and circumstances, I would asphalt.
     
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Plantings and mulch with proper edging. Or leave it like it is.
     
  6. a bigass rock right there.
     
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    lol, ok, pretty much what I thought......a lost cause.
    Mulch wont solve anything because she wants ideas for right behind it where all the mulch is washed out of a bed, and she said all the kids do is throw it around and dig in it.


    You'll have this with 'low income housing'

    too bad, places look nice too.
     

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