On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 3:54:01 PM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
First question is whether the intent is to still use it as a driveway
and if so, how much traffic? If it's going to be driven over one a month,
might work. If it's for daily use, the grass subject to traffic isn't
going to survive and in either case it would be a mess with heavy rain....
What's wrong with crushed stone? Especially if you have to pay for the
material, topsoil usually isn't free, why not get something more practical?
I think I agree, in addition, 3 inches of soil will dry out completely
in a week or so of sunshine and no rain.
In rain, 3 inches of mud will squish aside exposing the pavement pretty
Not sure why one would want to kill a driveway, but the soil will
make a mess. Gravel might be a solution. Plant trees for
It generally works ok on an otherwize sound platform - for a short
time. Any water gets down under it and freezes, and it comes right
back out. Even the roads departments don't have good luck with it -
yet they keep throwing good money after bad. Why not? It's not THEIR
money - it's ours.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:18:13 -0700 (PDT), George
Of course these are used to grow crops, not mere grass. I think 3"
might be enough to grow grass. Why not do part of the driveway for a
few months or a year or two and see how it goes.
Our farms consist of green roof systems laid down before the soil. At
our Flagship Farm in LIC, we installed a green roof system distributed
by Conservation Technology consisting of a layer of root-barrier, which
prevents our plants roots from penetrating the surface of the roof; a
[something you don't have to worry about]
thick layer of geotextile filter or separation fabric; drainage
plates with small cups to hold excess water from heavy rainstorms (the
soil and plants wick this stored water up in dry conditions to keep our
water use down), and finally, a thin layer of filter fabric to prevent
the drainage mats from filling up with the 8-10" of Rooflite Intensive
blend soil. The soil and materials to build this farm were transported
via crane and buggy.
Maybe just make sure no place is too far from a crack or hole.
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