July, 1990 through July, 1994 Preparation and Planting
Century Freeway (Clark Manor) Caltrans Project.


Marathon II Dwarf Fescue Sod. Soil was rototilled with planter mix, fertilizer (15-15-15) along with Broadleaf P4 before sodding.

After 4 years, healthy 7-inch roots cling to P4 (Note:P4 is color of dirt in the picture and cut in half on the curb.) which is now 2 to 3 inches deep in the soil.

Water Schedule and Conservation

    First Two Weeks After Planting:
    5 Days per week, 3 times per day, 10 minutes each station each time. Total 150 minutes.

    Next Two Weeks:
    4 Days per week, same schedule Total 120 minutes.

    Month Two:
    3 Days per week, 2 times per day, 10 minutes each station each time. Total 60 minutes.

    After Two Months:
    3 Days per week, 1 time per day, 10 minutes. Total 30 minutes

    CUT WATER USAGE BY 50%