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new ordinance in San Antonio : Interesting

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Thirdpete, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    "This data will be helpful because the City of San Antonio has passed a conservation ordinance that addresses new turf installation that is supposed to go into effect January 2007," Havlak said. "The ordinance will require new home construction to have at least 4 inches of topsoil before a lawn is established, and that's the amount we used in our plot testing. It will also require that during new home construction, landscapers plant grasses most likely to survive a 60-day drought. Of course, it's imperative that this is all based on good science."

    Wish this was an ordinance around here. People are laying sod over rocky, bottly, 2x4-y clay crap, just because that's the only way to win bids. Bobcat + topsoil costs too much, so the construction people are grading it themselves and just asking for the sod to be put down... Good for them in San Antonio.
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    That sounds like something to help conserve water from watering in the summer months..
  3. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    it is, that's exactly the purpose.

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