Lingering frost delayed grading procedure for Bryant Park lawn.
There are signs of spring at Bryant Park. As noted on the Bryant Park Blog, last week’s 60 degree day brought out a crowd. Guests played Ping-Pong and Pétanque, enjoyed lunch al fresco, and kept an eye out for the first daffodil blooms of the season. Visitors also saw the lawn area piled high with the root-zone mixture that helps our lawn grow and stay healthy.
Astute observers of the annual installation of the lawn may have noticed that the grading procedure began a bit later than usual this year. The harsh winter and low temperatures that dragged on and on were responsible for the delay. After installing the high tech root-zone mixture, we were stymied by a lingering layer of frost that made it impossible to properly grade the area. We were finally able to begin the work at the start of this week. After the grading procedure is complete, we’ll roll out the sod.
We love to see a lush green lawn as soon as possible each year, but we’re going to make sure it’s done right. Waiting to begin the grading procedure and allowing the sod to take root in warmer temperatures is the best strategy for growing strong, high-quality grass that can endure a full summer of use.
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