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This is a section of the lawn on the PSU campus portion of the South Park Blocks. The Farmers Market is going on in the background. Throughout the Park Blocks the lawn has a difficult time. While it receives regular irrigation most of the Blocks are under heavy shade due to a tree canopy greatly weakening its growth, making much more subject to damage from pedestrian use, something it also receives a lot of. In Parks, we were often criticized because we ‘couldn’t even grow grass, this said by those who nothing about it, but told us this full of condescension. We would oversee with a shade mix which utilized varieties of Fescue which are more shade tolerant, but less resistant to foot traffic which results in soil compaction as well. It is an impossible situation.

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