Villa Alegre - Tract A
August 17, 2009
Grade existing soil to proper depth to meet finish grades for area. Grading shall allow for compost, soil additives, and mulch depths.
When tilling within seven (7) feet of trunk of tree or shmb to remain, hand tilling will be required to avoid damage to roots.
Spread compost and amendments at rates noted on the Drawings for Planting Beds.
Till compost and amendments to a minimum depth of eight inches (8) throughout the planting bed. Till in two directions each at right angles to each other.
Spread soil additives and fertilizer as noted on the plans, and till 6 inches into amended soils. Till in two directions each at right angles to each other.
Rake and remove all rocks over I-inch size, trash, debris or other deleterious material from the top three inches of the prepared bed.
Soak the amended area with water. Let the area dry. Fill any large depressions or settlement.
Set out plant materials designated for the planting area. If a formal arrangement is shown on the plan, align and measure plants in a uniform triangular pattern; or as shown on the Drawings; or as directed by the Landscape Architect.
Before planting, the bottom surface of the biodegradable pots shall be carefully crumbled and non-biodegradable pots shall be completely removed. Rooted systems of all potted plants shall be split.
Plant (either potted or bare root) so that the roots are surrounded by compose amended soil. Potted plants shall be set so that the top of the pot is slightly above the existing adjacent grade. Bare root plants shall be covered up to the crown of the plant or the soil level. All plant materials to be installed prior to mulching.
Excavate pits large enough to set each plant. Backfill with excavated planter soil.
Water area thoroughly after planting. Fill depressions and level high spots. Fine rake bed.
Apply anti-desiccant to leafed out deciduous trees and shrubs, and broadleaf evergreens.
Mulch: Spread a uniform layer of specified mulch as noted on the Drawings. Any watering wells and planting areas to receive mulch shall be raked smooth, firm, and graded as required. Planted areas shall be approved by the Landscape Architect prior to mulch installation.
Immediately notify the Owner or Landscape Architect in writing of all soil or drainage conditions, which the Contractor considers detrimental to the growth of the plant material and if any rock, underground construction, tree roots or obstructions are encountered. State condition, including change in cost, if any.
Trees, Shrubs and Groundcovers
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