Sunday, February 3, 2013
Grass & Water 1
Did you read Dom Guarnagia in the December UCO Reporter? If we do not stop the trimming of grass up to the water line - our associations could be responsible for replacing shoreline GeoTube!
I quote Dom:
"The method of re-establishing the shoreline chosen involved the use of a fabric tube called a Geo Tube that was filled with material from the bottom of the waterway with sod staked atop it to eliminate or at least reduce exposure to sunlight and UV rays that can shorten the life- span of the material. When the grass (sod) has been trimmed to the water’s edge, exposure was exacerbated and the decision to eliminate trimming the vegetation five (5) feet from the water. This allows the proliferation of plant life and the reduction of exposure of ‘the bag’. With time and an ongoing study, the introduction of aquatic plants should improve the visual effect. Currently, associations can request that their maintenance provider trim those plants that exceed perhaps eighteen (18) inches, but not eliminate the plants. Failure to allow the vegetative growth can result in the association’s responsibility to repair or replace, at their expense, any Geo Tube that deteriorates due to the lack of vegetative cover."