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Friday, March 25, 2011

Woooo Hooooo!

Pictures to come later but WE HAVE GRASS and it is beautiful!!  We can't run on it quite yet (though we let Conner have a little run anyway), but it looks awesome!  Today I ordered this http://www.boddingtons.us/ground-reinforcement/turf-reinforcement-mesh.htm to help make the entire area wheel chair and HKFO accessible and to protect the roots of the grass.  This way, the entire surface is usable to Madi, but it's also affordable.  We were looking at a rubberized surface and they are just way too expensive (we're talking over $20,000 just under the playground area alone!!).  The mesh cost about $1,500 including shipping and the metal pins needed to install it, which may seem like a lot, but when you compare it to other options, it is very, very cheap.  It feels so awesome to finally see it all coming to fruition.  Now to find a playground :).



Just realized I took a picture on my phone to send to David when he was at work, so I do have a picture, though it's a crummy one.  You can't see all of the grass, but I'll post more pictures in a bit that show the part around the corner that you cannot see in this one...

3 comments:

Gretchen said...

So awesome!!! Looking forward to watching this project come together :)

Andy and Kiara said...

Beautiful grass! How long will you have to stay off it once the mesh is laid down? Is it less time since you're not planning to drive cars or land airplanes there? ;)

Jamie said...

Ha ha, just a few days. My dad flooded it with water so it was all mooshy and he was afraid that the pieces would shift.