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Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that Landscaping materials is installed in a manner consistent with all applicable building codes, manufacturer's instructions and warranty requirements, and acceptable construction practices.

Terms used in this document

►SITE SUPERINTENDENT: shall refer to any Builder representative with authority to enforce this Scope of Work.
►SUBCONTRACTOR: shall refer to the Subcontractor's organization, its employees, or any representative of the Subcontractor assigned the authority to perform per this Scope of Work.

Acceptable Performance
Landscaping: General

► The landscaping Subcontractor is responsible for the appearance, drainage, and greenery of the house.
► Experienced, trained personnel shall do all work.
► The Subcontractor’s Work Order shall specify whether the house will receive sod, seed, or a combination of sod and seed and what area the sod, if specified, shall cover.
► Prior to any yard receiving seed or sod the yard shall be fine-graded and all rocks, unbreakable clumps of earth, construction debris, or other debris shall be removed from yard.
► Company shall determine the number and size of trees, shrubs, and/or flowers to be installed.
► Shrubs and trees shall be of a size and number specified by Company. All shrubs and trees shall be planted in soil that has been loosened prior to planting. Once shrubs and trees are planted the soil should be packed to eliminate all air pockets and then watered.
► The Subcontractor is to remove all formboards from drives, walks, patios, etc. which remain on the site. Formboard material shall be stacked in the garage to be reused.

Landscaping: Details

► The Subcontractor shall fine-grade the yard area to be landscaped to properly manage the water flow.
► The grading of the yard shall be such that all swales or berms are finalized to ensure the correct flow of water. Soil shall be leveled to remove any gullies, washes, large depressions, and humps.
► If any swale or berm has been damaged or is incorrect to ensure correct water flow (6 inches of fall within 10 feet of the house) the Site Superintendent should be notified immediately.
► The Subcontractor shall take all precautions to ensure no mechanicals are damaged during the fine-grading of the lot.
► During the fine-grade the Subcontractor shall ensure soil is a minimum of 8 inches from the bottom of the first piece of siding on wall.
► The yard shall be fine-raked to remove any construction debris, gravel, rocks, unbreakable lumps of soil, and any other foreign debris that would interfere with the smooth, pleasing appearance of the yard.
► If the Work Order calls for sod, no sod shall be installed over washes, gullies, or large lumps.
► Sod shall be laid with no gaps between squares.
► Sod shall be sod stapled in such a manner to prevent movement of sod.
► All sod and seed shall be watered immediately after installation.
► All planting areas shall be formed in such a manner that the edge of the sod will be smooth and present a uniform appearance. Jagged edges or an out-of-shape appearance is unacceptable.
► At the completion of the installation all sod shall be rolled. If weather is too dry to roll the sod, water shall be applied and sod shall be rolled before job will be considered complete.
► Grass seed shall be applied at 50 pounds per 5,000 square feet of soil.
► Fertilizer shall be applied as required by the area and the season of the year.
► Straw shall be applied to completely cover the seeded area.
► Planter areas shall have the soil loosened to ensure survival for shrubs and trees.
► Shrubs and trees shall be of the type and number specified on the Work Order.
► Shrubs and trees shall be planted in loosened soil, and then firmly packed to eliminate air pockets and watered.
► All planter areas shall be covered with wood chips to protect new plants. Pine straw should enhance the appearance of the planted area, not distract from it.
► Any areas that do not require grass should have wood chips applied to prevent weeds and to enhance the appearance of the area (such as under decks, etc.).
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

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