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Monday, May 6, 2013

Churned Up Earth Becomes Pleasant Lawn in Less Than a Week

Ken Snyder
Ken Snyder
Utah State University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends can now do something on campus they haven’t been able to do for nearly a year – walk on the grass in front of the George S. Eccles Business Building.

For almost a year the earth has been moving in front of our building and with so much dirt piled about, it was almost easier to envision a swimming pool was about the be installed than it was to think that grass would soon return. But the campus utility tunnels have been connected to the building and in a matter of days all that construction work has been transformed into a respectable front lawn just in time for graduation.

For those of you who haven’t been on campus for a week or those who have been spending all your time buried in books preparing for finals, it may be hard to believe this transformation has come about so fast, so I’m including a couple of pictures so you can see I’m not making this up.

We don’t have the final landscape designs yet for what the area around the two buildings will look like but we do know this new grass will probably be disturbed again before all the dust settles from Huntsman Hall. We now have a temporary lawn in front of the building, however, and it will probably be there for more than a year.

In this case a healthy lawn is a welcome sign of progress and it’s back in place just in time for summer. Nice.

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