PULLMAN – After a two-year drought during the renovation of the Compton Union Building, the Terrell Library Roof will once again be sporting green grass.
 
According to James Stone, construction engineer with Capital Planning and Development, soil preparation began Thursday morning for placing sod in the area. Large rolls of turf waiting in Terrell Mall will be placed as soon as an area of soil is workable and compost has been applied.
 
“Once the sod is placed it will receive a watering schedule that will hit the area three times a day in order to keep it healthy and encourage root growth,” said Stone. ” It will take anywhere from one to two weeks for the sod to be substantially  established.” 
 
The sod was purchased and delivered from IDEAL SOD in the Tri-Cities area and the work is being performed by Clearwater Summit Landscaping out of Spokane. 
 
The completion date for  project is Aug. 24, 2008.
 
 
 
 
Rolls of sod can wait 4 or 5 days to be planted.
 
 
 
 
Construction crew preparing soil for sod.
 
 
 
 
North side of Terrell Library roof.
 
 
 
 
Sculpture “Persona”  singing in the wind.
 
 
 
Crew member lifts rolls of sod for placement.
 
 
 
Crew members roll out sod over soil covered with compost. The turf
is then trimmed to fit the edges – like carpet.