The former Brody Block site on Oil City’s North Side now has a new name, and on Monday morning the next step was taken toward the landscaping for the lot that was left through the recent demolition of the property.
Following recent aeration work on the lot, now named Town Center Square, crews on Monday performed a “hydro-seeding” job which should result in a property full of grass within two weeks.
The owners and employees of Ryan Cyphert Contracting in Oil City and Cyphert Lawn Care in Tylersburg volunteered their efforts for the project. Jared Cyphert told 96.3 KQW that hydro-seeding is a process in which seed, water, mulch, lime and fertilizer are mixed, and the combination is sprayed on a lot. It is purported that the mix stays moisturized in the ground for a longer period of time to allow the grass seed to germinate more quickly and more evenly.
The future plans for the lot are still uncertain, as the Oil City Redevelopment Authority continues to evaluate the possibilities for the sale or development of the land.