oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Towards successful grassing of civil engineering projects

Volume 26, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



The Zuikerbosch canal is a good example of the difficulties that are experienced in establishing the grass needed to counter soil erosion and to heal the scars left on the landscape by civil engineering activities.

Successful grassing depends on the choice of the right types of grass, combined with regular fertilizing and mowing during the growing season. Civil engineering structures are seldom designed with these maintenance procedures in mind, with the result that the procedures are often more difficult and costly than they need be.

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