Horseshoe sod update

By Jeff Stensland, 803-777-3686

Notice the Horseshoe looks a little different lately? That’s because work has begun on a project to replace 2 acres of worn, weedy turf with new sod. The new grass is lush zoysia grass, a variety that can survive the hot, shaded conditions of the Horseshoe. Crews are now working to tear up the old turf before the new sod can be put in place. Visitors are asked to please stay on the walking paths while the sod takes root this summer.

The re-sodding is part of a larger effort to improve the Horseshoe. In addition to the new grass, several stretches of walkway are being repaired, two historic buildings are being renovated (Rutledge and Legare) and the historic wall is being restored.