Planting Grass on Gravel Runways in Alaska
Publication Number: HGA-00340
Author/Sponsor: Stephen Brown
Most runways in Alaska are unpaved gravel strips, which can cause damage to planes during take-off and landing. This publication describes how to successfully plant grass on existing gravel airstrips. There is information on what kind of grass to use, how to prepare the surface for planting, when to plant and how to determine your fertilizer needs. There are even tips on watering, mowing and weed control. This publication is a must for Alaska pilots.