Landscaping to replace campus grass

By Kellen Brauer

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- Three sections of grass near the campus cafeteria were recently killed to make way for displays of drought- tolerant indigenous landscaping.

Each section or zone will have its own unique landscaping: coastal sage, oak woodland, and mixed chaparral. according to Tim Flood, Grossmont’s vice president of administrative service.

The landscaping was designed with help from faculty members in the biology, botany, and geology departments to serve as educational demonstration areas.

The dead grass areas are “safe to sit on and use,” Flood said. “The herbicide used is a systemic herbicide. The plant takes the herbicide in through its foliage and brings it down to its roots and then it kills the plant from the roots up. Once the herbicide is dry to the touch (after spraying) it can be used.”

The areas will be replanted in November or December and until then the dead grass will remain, according to Flood.

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Brauer is a student in Media Comm 132. He may be contacted at kellenb@gcsummit.com

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