Median Work on New Hampshire Completed

New Median on New Hampshire Ave.The medians on New Hampshire between Sherman and Georgia Aves. appear to be complete, including new sod.

Which leads me to this question … if anything were possible with the median, what would you choose? Plant trees in the median? Plant bushes in the median? Or, leave it alone and let it be sod? Remember, if trees were planted there the neighborhood would have to take some responsibility to keep them watered during the first two years.

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2 Comments on “Median Work on New Hampshire Completed”

  1. John Hughes Says:

    I was quite discouraged to see the city spend money planting sod on the New Hampshire median northeast of Georgia by the Metro stop only to watch it quickly die. Neither the city, or anyone else, ever bothered to water it and now the media is dried dirt and mud. Will the same thing happen with the new sod? Attractive brick would be better than dead sod/dirt.

  2. Kent Says:

    I agree that the sod near the Metro was a poor choice and that brick would have been better than the dead grass. That said, the grassy medians southwest of the Metro have held up well since there isn’t any high volume foot traffic crossing the middle of the street there.

    It kind of reminds me of the quad at the University of Illinois. They planted the entire area with grass, then let the students create their own cow paths, and then put the sidewalks in where they were needed.

    Keeping that in mind, I still am not fooling myself that that was DDOTs intention.

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