chapter  8
6 Pages

3.1 Soft Landscaping Seeding and Turfing

Mechanized preparation; Stone burier and cultivator; Treat area with systemic herbicide in advance of operations; rip subsoil using subsoiling machine to a depth of 500mm at 1.20m centres in light to medium soils; rotavate to 200mm deep in two passes; Larger areas

light to medium soils 100m² 24.00 heavier soils 100m² 44.00

Rip area by tractor and subsoiler; soil preparation by pedestrian operated rotavator; clearance and raking by hand; herbicide application by knapsack sprayer light to medium soils 100m² 55.00 heavier soils 100m² 57.00

Spread and lightly consolidate topsoil brought from spoil heap not exceeding 100m; in layers not exceeding 150mm; grade to specified levels; remove stones over 25mm; all by machine 100mm thick 100m² 83.00

Extra to the above for imported topsoil topsoil PC £33.60m3 allowing for 20% settlement 100mm thick 100m² 335.00

topsoil to BS3882 PC £33.00m3 allowing for 20% settlement 100mm thick 100m² 620.00

Excavate existing topsoil and remove off site; fill with new good quality topsoil to BS3882; add 50mm mushroom compost (delivered in 65m3 loads) and cultivate in; grade to level removing stones For turfing

200mm deep m2 21.00 300mm deep m2 30.00

SURFACE PREPARATION BY HAND

To area preavious cleared and sprayed; cultivate existing topsoil to receive new ornamental planting; rotavate using pedestrian rotavator. dog over by hand 1spit deep; rake and grade to level to receive new planting For areas to be seeded or turfed m2 0.80

Spread only and lightly consolidate topsoil brought from spoil heap in layers not exceeding 150mm; grade to specified levels; remove stones over 25mm; all by hand 100mm thick 100m² 395.00

£ Excluding site overheads and profit

As above but inclusive of loading to location by barrow maximum distance 25m; finished topsoil depth

100mm thick 100m² 870.00 As above but loading to location by barrow maximum distance 100m; finished topsoil depth

100mm thick 100m² 890.00 Extra to above for imported topsoil PC £33.60m3 allowing for 20% settlement

100mm thick 100m² 335.00

SEEDING

Spray with systemic herbicide; Cultivate topsoil 200mm a fine tilth by tractor; remove stones over 25mm by mechanical stone rake and bring to final tilth by harrow; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50g/m² and work into top 50mm during final cultivation; seed with certified grass seed in two operations; roll seedbed lightly after sowing General amenity grass areas; 35 g/m²; BSH A3

general grass seeded areas 100m² 54.00 lawn areas for public or domestic general use 100m² 73.00 high grade lawn areas 100m² 89.00

General amenity grass at 35 g/m²; DLF Trifolium Promaster 10 general turfed areas 100m² 65.00 lawn areas for public or domestic general use 100m² 81.00 high grade lawn areas 100m² 97.00

Shaded areas; BSH A6 at 50 g/m² 100m² 63.00 Motorway and road verges; DLF Trifolium Promaster 120 at 25-35g/m² 100m² 84.00

Spray with systemic herbicide; Cultivate topsoil 200mm a fine tilth by tractor; remove stones over 25mm by mechanical stone rake and bring to final tilth by harrow; Add 50mm of imported topsoil over surface of area to be seeded; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50g/m² and work into top 50mm during final cultivation; seed with certified grass seed in two operations; roll seedbed lightly after sowing General amenity grass areas; 35 g/m²; BSH A3

general turfed areas 100m² 240.00 lawn areas for public or domestic general use 100m² 260.00 high grade lawn areas 100m² 280.00

Spray with systemic herbicide; Cultivate topsoil 200mm a fine tilth by tractor; remove stones over 25mm by mechanical stone rake and bring to final tilth by harrow; Add 50mm of topsoil from site spoil heaps maximum distance 100m over surface of area to be seeded; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50g/m² and work into top 50mm during final cultivation; seed with certified grass seed in two operations; roll seedbed lightly after sowing General amenity grass areas; 35 g/m²; BSH A3

general turfed areas 100m² 97.00 lawn areas for public or domestic general use 100m² 115.00 high grade lawn areas 100m² 130.00

£ Excluding site overheads and profit

SEEDING – cont

Bring top 200mm of topsoil to a fine tilth using pedestrian operated rotavator; remove stones over 25mm; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50mm g/m² and work into top 50mm during final hand cultivation; seed with certified grass seed in two operations; rake and roll seedbed lightly after sowing General amenity grass areas; 35 g/m²; BSH A3

general grass seeded areas 100m² 120.00 lawn areas for public or domestic general use 100m² 135.00 high grade lawn areas 100m² 145.00

Extra to above for using imported topsoil spread by machine 100mm minimum depth 100m² 370.00 150mm minimum depth 100m² 550.00 extra for slopes over 30° 50% –

Extra to above for using imported topsoil spread by hand; maximum distance for transporting soil 100m

100mm minimum depth m² 730.00 150mm minimum depth m² 1075.00 extra for slopes over 30° 50% –

Extra for mechanically screening top 25mm of topsoil through 6mm screen and spreading on seedbed; debris carted to dump on site not exceeding 100m m³ 6.60

Bring top 200mm of topsoil to a fine tilth; remove stones over 50mm; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50g/m² and work into top 50mm of topsoil during final cultivation; seed with certified grass seed in two operations; harrow and roll seedbed lightly after sowing Areas inclusive of fine levelling by specialist machinery

outfield grass at 350 kg/ha; DLF Trifolium Promaster 40 ha 8900.00 outfield grass at 350 kg/ha; DLF Trifolium Promaster 70 ha 8700.00 sportsfield grass at 300 kg/ha; DLF Trifolium J Pitch ha 8800.00

Seeded areas prepared by chain harrow low maintenance grass at 350 kg/ha ha 9700.00 verge mixture grass at 150 kg/ha ha 9100.00

Extra for wild flora mixture at 30 kg/ha BSH WSF 75kg/ha ha 3300.00 extra for slopes over 30° 50% –

Cut existing turf to 1.0 × 1.0 × 0.5m turves; roll up and move to stack not exceeding 100m by pedestrian operated machine; roll up and stack by hand 100m² 74.00 all works by hand 100m² 210.00

Extra for boxing and cutting turves 100m² 3.85

TURFING

Cultivate topsoil in two passes; remove stones over 25mm and bring to final tilth; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50g/m² and work into top 50mm during final cultivation; roll turf bed lightly Using tractor drawn implements and mechanical stone rake 100m2 69.00 Cultivation by pedestrian rotavator; all other operations by hand

Light or medium soils m2 94.00 heavy wet or clay soils m2 110.00

£ Excluding site overheads and profit

Cultivate topsoil in two passes; remove stones over 25mm and bring to final tilth; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50g/m² and work into top 50mm during final cultivation; lay imported turves maximum distance fromn turf stack 25m

using tractor drawn implements and mechanical stone rake m2 395.00 cultivation by pedestrian rotavator; all other operations by hand m2 2.20

Cultivate topsoil in two passes; remove stones over 25mm and bring to final tilth; apply pre-seeding fertilizer at 50 g/m² and work into top 50mm during final cultivation; roll turf bed supply and lay imported turf; Rolawn Medallion

using tractor drawn implements and mechanical stone rake m2 4.35 cultivation by pedestrian rotavator; all other operations by hand m2 3.95

Turfed areas; watering on two occasions and carrying out initial cut by ride on triple mower 100m2 1.20 by pedestrian mower 100m2 5.10 by pedestrian mower; box cutting 100m2 5.70

Extra for using imported topsoil spread and graded by machine 25mm minimum depth m2 1.00 75mm minimum depth m² 2.80 100mm minimum depth m² 3.70 150mm minimum depth m² 5.55

Extra for using imported topsoil spread and graded by hand; distance of barrow run 25m

25mm minimum depth m² 1.90 75mm minimum depth m² 4.95 100mm minimum depth m² 6.30 150mm minimum depth m² 9.50

Extra for work on slopes over 30° including pegging with 200 galvanized wire pins m² 1.85

Inturf Big Roll

Supply, deliver in one consignment, fully prepare the area and install in Big Roll format Inturf 553, a turfgrass comprising dwarf perennial ryegrass, smooth stalked rneadowgrass and fescues; installation by tracked machine Preparation by tractor drawn rotavator m² 3.40 Cultivation by pedestrian rotavator; all other operations by hand m² 3.25

Erosion control On ground previously cultivated, bring area to level, treat with herbicide; lay 20mm thick open texture erosion control mat with 100mm laps, fixed with 8 ×400mm steel pegs at 1.0m centres; sow with low maintenance grass suitable for erosion control on slopes at 35 g/m²; spread imported topsoil 25mm thick and fertilizer at 35 g/m²; water lightly using sprinklers on two occasions m² 7.30

as above but hand-watering by hose pipe maximum distance from mains supply 50m m² 7.40

£ Excluding site overheads and profit

ARTIFICIAL TURF

Excavate ground and reduce levels to receive 20mm thick artifial grass surface on a compacted 150 thick Type 1 base; dispose of excavated material off site Lay artificial turf; by machine

Trulawn Value; 16mm m² 49.00 Trulawn Play; 20mm; entry level; lawn and play areas m² 51.00 Trulawn Continental; 20mm; realistic appearance; lawns and patios m² 46.50 Trulawn Optimum; 26mm; softest pile; lush green; lawns and patios m² 58.00 Trulawn Luxury; 30mm; deep pile; realistic lawn m² 61.00

All by hand except disposal by grab Trulawn Value; 16mm m² 77.00 Trulawn Play; 20mm; entry level; lawn and play areas m² 79.00 Trulawn Continental; 20mm; realistic appearance; lawns and patios m² 75.00 Trulawn Optimum; 26mm; softest pile; lush green; lawns and patios m² 86.00 Trulawn Luxury; 30mm; deep pile; realistic lawn m² 89.00

Maintenance of turfed/seeded areas

Maintenance executed as part of a landscape construction contract

Grass cutting Grass cutting; fine turf; using pedestrian guided machinery; arisings boxed and disposed of off site

per occasion 100m² 5.15 per annum 26 cuts 100m2 135.00 per annum 18 cuts 100m2 94.00

Grass cutting; standard turf; using self propelled three gang machinery per occasion 100m² 0.40 per annum 26 cuts 100m2 10.90 per annum 18 cuts 100m2 7.55

Grass cutting for one year; recreation areas, parks, amenity grass areas; using tractor drawn machinery

per occasion ha 31.00 per annum 26 cuts ha 810.00 per annum 18 cuts ha 560.00

Maintain grass area inclusive of grass cutting; fertilization twice per annum; leaf and litter clearance using pedestrian guided machinery; arisings boxed and disposed of off site

26 cuts; public areas 100m2 170.00 26 cuts; private areas 100m2 155.00 18 cuts; public areas 100m2 130.00 18 cuts; private areas 100m2 115.00

£ Excluding site overheads and profit

Maintain grass area inclusive of grass cutting; fertilization twice per annum; leaf and litter clearance using ride-on three cylinder machinery; arisings left on site

26 cuts; public areas 100m2 42.50 26 cuts; private areas 100m2 29.00 18 cuts; public areas 100m2 40.00 18 cuts; private areas 100m2 26.50

Aeration of turfed areas Aerate ground with spiked aerator; apply spring/summer fertilizer once; apply autumn/ winter fertilizer once; cut grass, 16 cuts; sweep up leaves twice

as part of a landscape contract, defects liability ha 2200.00 as part of a long term maintenance contract ha 1125.00