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Villa Alegre - Tract A

August 17, 2009

2.03

COMPOST

MATERIAL

A. Compost shall be Back-to-Earth composed freeze-defoliated cotton burrs. Apply 2" layer and till in 6 to 8 inches into soil. Available from: Soil Mender Products, LP 3071 Hwy. 86 Tulia, TX 79088 800-441-2498 Fax: 806-627-4277

    • 2.04

      SAND

      • A.

        Sand, if required as underlayment in the Drawings, shall be clean masonry sand.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

    • 3.01

      APPROVAL OF SUBGRADES

      • A.

        Sod installation shall not take place prior to approval ofthe subgrade preparation. The Contractor is to inspect the subgrade prior to beginning preparation for sod. If the subgrade does not meet required rough grades or has conditions deleterious to sod growth, including but not limited to soil contaminates, debris, large rocks, etc., the Contractor shall notifY the Landscape Architect in writing and receive directions from the Landscape Architect.

    • 3.02

      PREPARATION

      • A.

        Preparation of Subgrade: Before subgrade preparation, clear existing soil of roots, plants, sod, stones, clay lumps and other extraneous materials harmful or toxic to plant growth.

  • B.

    Preparation For Sodding:

    • 1.

      Subgrade: All areas to be sodded shall be brought to an even subgrade and shaped to drain. Set subgrades grades to allow for amendments and sod such that the sod surface will be at the required finish grade when completed. Areas to be sodded shall be uniformly compacted to prevent uneven settlement after sod installation and watering.

    • 2.

      Roughen Subgrade Surface: Roughen subgrade to a six-inch depth with rake, harrow or tiller.

    • 3.

      If sand underlayment is required in Drawings, sand shall be evenly laid over roughened subgrade.

    • 4.

      Spread compost at the specified rate over the area. Thoroughly rototill the compost to a minimum depth of 8 inches. Rototill in two directions each at

Grass Sodding

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