Seeding & Sodding

S.250 SEEDING & SODDING

  1. GENERAL
    1. Provide ground cover in the rights-of-way as needed to keep erosion to a minimum and for a complete and proper project.
    2. Use adequate numbers of skilled workmen who are thoroughly trained and experienced in the necessary crafts and who are completely familiar with the specified requirements and the methods for proper performance of the work of this Section.
    3. All planting material shall meet or exceed the specifications of Federal, State, and County laws requiring inspection for plant disease and insect control.
    4. Comply with current edition of "Horticultural Standards" for Number One nursery stock as adopted by the American Association of Nurserymen.
  2. PRODUCTS
    1. Fertilizer shall be a commercial balanced 11-8-4 fertilizer (or fertilizer blended for the soil) delivered to the site in bags labeled with the manufacturer's guaranteed analysis.
    2. Grass seed shall be:
      1. Free from noxious weed seeds, and recleaned;
      2. Grade A recent crop;
      3. Treated with appropriate fungicide at time of mixing;
      4. Delivered to the site in sealed containers with dealer's guaranteed analysis.
    3. Mulching shall be free from noxious weeds and contaminants.
    4. Sodding shall be from an INDOT approved source.
  3. SEED & MULCH
    1. Upon completion of finish grading, grade seed beds by removing soil lumps, rocks, sticks, etc. and perform fine grading required in planting areas, using top soil obtained from the site.
    2. Sow with a seeder at the rate of five pounds per 1000 square. ft. After seeding, promptly wet the seed bed thoroughly, and keep all Areas moist throughout the germination period.
    3. Apply the fertilizer at the rate of 20 lbs per 1000 square. ft., raking lightly into the soil.
    4. Mulch area as required.
    5. Protect seeded Areas by erecting temporary fences, barriers, signs, and similar protection as necessary to prevent trampling.
  4. SOD
    1. Upon completion of finish grading, grade seed beds by removing soil lumps, rocks, sticks, etc. and perform fine grading required in planting areas, using top soil obtained from the site.
    2. Apply the fertilizer at the rate of 20 pounds per 1000 square feet, raking lightly into the soil.
    3. Sod as required by INDOT specifications.
    4. Protect turf Areas by erecting temporary fences, barriers, signs, and similar protection as necessary to prevent trampling.

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