I am not keen on our City Square. Barren gravel and often used for commercial displays. I may have had a cup of coffee at the cafe there once, there is nothing there to attract me. But it did have a nice bit of grass in raised beds and put grass anywhere and people just love it and want to sit on it. Quite right too.
But due to the self imposed water restrictions, City of Melbourne turned off the water and of course the grass died. Fine. While I don't believe it is necessary to let our gardens, trees and grass die, it has happened everywhere.
But what did I see the other day? Nice new turf being rolled out. The grass is back. No doubt City of Melbourne will say that it is a drought resistant variety. No doubt they will say it is being watered with recycled water. Bulldust. There was grass there, why let it die and then go to the expense of laying more?
You will see a lot more of this in the future around greater Melbourne.