Daily Photo: Fake Grass at Celebration Square

picturesYesterday afternoon, I found myself walking in downtown Mississauga and cut through Celebration Square. I was surprised to find beautiful, lush, fake grass.

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For a little perspective, here's what Celebration Square looks like with this artificial turf.

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Cambo

Much nicer than looking at fields of dandelions...which we see everywhere else...can't get rid of the damn things.

June 19, 2013 / 09:54

Argie

Fake grass is like fake boobs - nice to look at but it doesn't feel right.

@ Cambo - You can't do much for this year but I would suggest over-seeding in the fall and spring. It will cost you but you'll hardly get any weeds or dandelions next year.

June 19, 2013 / 10:19

Andrew

@ Cambo

Argie is right. 1" of good top dressing and fire it with lots of seed and then fertilize. Nothing beats it!

Cheers,
Andrew

June 19, 2013 / 10:33

markosaar

Depressing to think people prefer the artificiality, though I guess sometimes practicality wins out.

June 19, 2013 / 11:22

Ben Vidal

Agreed. Artificial turf, might be easier to maintain, but has anyone had the opportunity to be on it after the sun has hit all day in the middle of the summer. You literally feel like you are in a frying pan.

it's unfortunate as most outdoor fields at high schools and public parks are being changed to artificial turf. The cost benefit analysis is too high in favor of turf. sad really as a kid half the fun of coming home from soccer was comparing grass stains with your friends.

Argie: You are right. If you really need to clean up your lawn and do what you've said, the actual maintenance each season moving forward is actually much easier and less costly. I'd go one step further and aerate before hand. The holes created by aeration provide an even greater venue for grass seed to find it's way in to and germinate.

June 19, 2013 / 13:22

Cambo

Fellas. I wasn't talking about my own lawn, which looks chemically perfect.

I was talking about other public spaces- where they're not allowed to use weed control products. Damn dandelions take over every public space out there.

June 19, 2013 / 16:19

Andrew

@ Cambo

HAHA!! Thank goodness... I would expect nothing less.

June 19, 2013 / 18:02

junctionist

I think it's an interesting choice for a public square. For a public square, you want a surface that people can walk on 12 months a year--not a lawn that would get ruined by the foot traffic and get muddy in the winter. Rather than using pavement, they chose artificial turf which evokes a lawn. Suburbanites might think of their backyard lawns (or friends' lawns if they don't live in a house) and be drawn to spend time relaxing on the green stuff in the square as well. It fits well in terms of the practical side of paving a public square and in its suburban context.

June 19, 2013 / 23:16

Fake Grass

If you gonna look at it from a far it really looks like real grass but when your feet feel it you can really feel its difference from real.But thankful that it is discovered we can save environment naturals resources.

July 14, 2013 / 03:31

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