The Friends of the Public Garden recently started a new project for turf restoration along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Charlesgate to Massachusetts Avenue block.
According to the Friends, their goal is to transform "the bare, compacted soil into a lush, green lawn once again."
They're building on their recent project that saw the Hereford Street block of the mall restored in 2011.
“We are excited to be able to make such a significant improvement in a block of the Mall that has needed major attention for quite some time," said Elizabeth Vizza, Executive Director of the Friends of the Public Garden, in a statement. "This project has been made possible thanks to a Beautify Boston grant from the City of Boston, generous grants from the Biber Foundation, the Garden Club of the Back Bay, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and 80 local residents totaling $43,000 to support the effort."
Removal of turf, soil amendments that will improve drainage and relieve compaction and reseeding are part of the project, according to the Friends.