Urban sod gardening – “it will never grow”


A sure sign that spring is approaching in the city is when I see the building’s janitorial staff watering the sidewalks.  I’ve always found this practice a bit odd, and I’ve even commented to the folks holding the hose that “it will never grow” and based on the response, I’m not convinced they get it.  Yes, I know why they are doing it but I really find it absurd.  This is a sidewalk in New York City and last I checked, this isn’t a desert – it will rain.

Urban Sod Gardening

Anyone else witness this in your city?