After the first 100 m2 of new turf laid in January on bare sections of the hill, we added another 60 m2 last week. This completes our work — and exhausts our Community Grant budget! We have re-turfed four areas — two in front of the Playfair Monument, one behind the City Dome, and one by the Dugald Stewart Monument.
The 160m2 represent roughly about 15% of the total eroded area on the hill. We will now rope it off for six weeks for protection. The next large event is the Beltane Festival in three months time (on 30 April) which should give plenty of time for the grass to bed in and root successfully.