707 MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

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707.01 DESCRIPTION.
Establish meadow in topsoil or other specified soil substrate to provide permanent vegetation groundcover. When it is not possible to perform Meadow Establishment, refer to Section 704 and perform Temporary Mulch, or as directed. Performance of Meadow Establishment as specified herein complies with all requirements of the Maryland Department of the Environment for permanent seeding.
707.02 MATERIALS.
Fertilizer       920.03.01
Straw Mulch       920.04.01
Wood Cellulose Fiber       920.04.02
Tall Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass       920.06.06(a)
Common Oat, Perennial Ryegrass       920.06.06(b)
Meadow Forb Seed       920.06.06(c)
Meadow Grass, Sedge and Rush Seed       920.06.06(d)
Wildflower Seed       920.06.06(e)
SHA Turfgrass Seed Mix       920.06.07(a)
Water       920.09.01
Seed Carrier       920.09.02
Pesticides       920.09.03
707.03 CONSTRUCTION.
707.03.01 General.
(a) Regions. Refer to 705.03.01.
(b) Seeding Seasons. Perform operations in conformance with Table 1 when soil moisture and weather conditions are suitable, when the temperature is above 32 F, and the soil is not frozen. Cease operations when conditions are unsuitable.
MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 1 - SEEDING SEASONS AND SEED MIXES

REGION SEEDING SEASON - MONTH/DAY
Spring Summer Fall Late Fall Winter
SHA Wet Meadow Seed, SHA Lowland Meadow Seed, SHA Upland Meadow Seed
1 3/1 to 6/14 6/15 to 7/31 8/1 to 9/30 10/1 to 11/30 12/1 to 2/29
2 3/1 to 5/14 5/15 to 7/31 8/1 to 10/14 10/15 to 11/30 12/1 to 2/29
3 3/1 to 4/30 5/1 to 7/31 8/1 to 10/31 11/1 to 11/30 12/1 to 2/29
All Regions Plus Additive A* Plus Additive B* Plus Additive B* Plus Additive D* Plus Additive A*
Plus Additive B* Plus Additive C* Plus Additive D* Plus Additive E* Plus Additive E*
Notes*

Additive A for Lowland Meadow and Upland Meadow = Garden Cosmos

Additive B for Lowland Meadow and Upland Meadow = Plains Coreopsis

Additive C for Lowland Meadow and Upland Meadow = Tall Fescue

Additive C for Wet Meadow = Perennial Ryegrass

Additive D for Lowland Meadow and Upland Meadow = Corn Poppy

Additive E for all Meadow Establishment = Common Oat

(c) Pesticide Application. Refer to 701.03.01(c).
(d) Pesticide Application Reporting. Refer to 701.03.01(d).
(e) Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). Soil testing will be performed and a NMP will be developed by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. Conform to the application rates of the NMP and replace application rates of Table 2 in 707.03.03 as required by the NMP. When no NMP has been developed, apply 200 lb. per acre of 20-16-12 (83% UF with MAP & SOP) fertilizer as the NMP rate for initial fertilizer for Meadow Establishment.
(f) Nutrient Management Reporting. Record the location and details of soil amendment and fertilizer applications on the Nutrient Management Reporting Form. Submit the Form within 24 hours after applying soil amendments and fertilizer.
(g) Seeding Schedule. Refer to 706.03.01(g).
(h) IPM Program and Establishment Schedule. Refer to 706.03.01(h).
707.03.02 Modification Request. Refer to 706.03.02.
707.03.03 Application Rates. Refer to 707.03.01(b) and Table 1, and include seed additives as specified. Apply materials in accordance with Table 2 thru Table 5.
MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 2 - APPLICATION RATES

MATERIAL RATE
FERTILIZER per Nutrient Management Plana, b LB

PER SY

LB

PER ACRE

     20-16-12 (83% UF with MAP & SOP)      or one of the followingc 0 to 0.041 0 to 200
     38-0-0    (UF) 0 to 0.021 0 to 100
     11-52-0    (MAP) 0 to 0.036 0 to 175
     0-0-50    (SOP) 0 to 0.041 0 to 200
SEED MIXES; select one of the following RATE
GRAM

PER SY

LB

PER ACRE

     SHA Wet Meadow Seed Refer to Table 3 - Application Rates
     SHA Lowland Meadow Seed Refer to Table 4 - Application Rates
     SHA Upland Meadow Seed Refer to Table 5 - Application Rates
     SHA Short Meadow Seed Refer to Table 6 - Application Rates
ADDITIVE SEED per Table 1 RATE
GRAM

PER SY

LB

PER ACRE

     A = Garden Cosmos 0.028 0.3
     B = Plains Coreopsis 0.028 0.3
     C = Tall Fescue or Perennial Ryegrass 2.345 25
     D = Corn Poppy 0.028 0.3
     E = Common Oat 4.690 50
MULCH AND REFERTILIZING RATE
LB

PER SY

LB

PER ACRE

STRAW MULCH 0.413 2000
WOOD CELLULOSE FIBER to secure straw mulch 0.103 500
REFERTILIZING - 37-0-0 SCU for Short Meadow Establishment 0.021 100
Notes:

aFor existing topsoil and salvaged topsoil, the application rates will be included in the Contract documents. For furnished topsoil, the application rates will be developed for the approved source of supply.

bWhen no NMP has been developed, apply 200 lb per acre of 20-16-12 initial fertilizer.

cUF = Ureaform; MAP = Monoammonium Phosphate; SOP = Sulfate of Potash. When application rate of 20-16-12 fertilizer is below 200 lb. per acre, apply UF, MAP, and SOP per NMP.

MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 3 - WET MEADOW SEED

FORBS

Select 8

PURE LIVE SEED* GRASSES, SEDGES and RUSHES

Include All

PURE LIVE SEED*
GRAM PER SY LB PER ACRE GRAM PER SY LB PER ACRE
Allegheny Monkeyflower 0.038 0.4 Common Rush 0.150 1.6
Crimsoneyed Rosemallow 0.038 0.4 Fox Sedge 0.094 1.0
Flat-top Goldenrod 0.038 0.4 Fowl Bluegrass 0.188 2.0
King of the Meadow 0.038 0.4 Longhair Sedge 0.056 0.6
New York Aster 0.038 0.4 Rattlesnake Mannagrass 0.094 1.0
New York Ironweed 0.038 0.4 Shallow Sedge 0.056 0.6
Seedbox 0.038 0.4 Woolgrass 0.056 0.6
Swamp Milkweed 0.019 0.2 Note: *The rate shown is Pure Live Seed. Use germination and purity data from the seed tag to calculate the actual seeding rate needed to obtain the seeding rate in Pure Live Seed.
Swamp Sunflower 0.56 0.6
Swamp Verbena 0.131 1.4
Trumpetweed or Spotted Joe Pye Weed 0.038 0.4
MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 4 - LOWLAND MEADOW SEED

FORBS

Select 8

PURE LIVE SEED* GRASSES, SEDGES and RUSHES

Include All

PURE LIVE SEED*
GRAM PER SY LB PER ACRE GRAM PER SY LB PER ACRE
Common Boneset 0.019 0.2 Big Bluestem 0.188 2.0
Eastern Purple Coneflower 0.113 1.2 Eastern Gamagrass 0.188 2.0
Common Evening Primrose 0.019 0.2 Hard Fescue 1.876 20.0
Lanceleaf Tickseed 0.141 1.5 Indiangrass 0.188 2.0
Maximilian Sunflower 0.047 0.5 Kentucky Bluegrass 0.469 5.0
New England Aster 0.019 0.2 Switchgrass 0.094 1.0
New York Ironweed 0.019 0.2 Virginia Wildrye 0.047 0.5
Bearded Beggarticks 0.019 0.2 Note: *The rate shown is Pure Live Seed. Use germination and purity data from the seed tag to calculate the actual seeding rate needed to obtain the seeding rate in Pure Live Seed.
Stiff Goldenrod 0.028 0.3
Swamp Verbena 0.066 0.7
Trumpetweed or Spotted Trumpetweed 0.019 0.2
MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 5 - UPLAND MEADOW SEED

FORBS

Select 8

PURE LIVE SEED* GRASSES, SEDGES and RUSHES

Include All

PURE LIVE SEED*
GRAM PER SY LB PER ACRE GRAM PER SY LB PER ACRE
Blackeyed Susan 0.094 1.0 Broomsedge Bluestem 0.094 1.0
Browneyed Susan 0.094 1.0 Deertongue 0.188 2.0
Eastern Purple Coneflower 0.225 2.4 Hard Fescue 1.876 20.0
Gray Goldenrod 0.038 0.4 Little Bluestem 0.188 2.0
Lanceleaf Tickseed 0.263 2.8 Purpletop 0.094 1.0
Maryland Senna 0.056 0.6 Virginia Wildrye 0.047 0.5
Partridge Pea 0.225 2.4 Note: *The rate shown is Pure Live Seed. Use germination and purity data from the seed tag to calculate the actual seeding rate needed to obtain the seeding rate in Pure Live Seed.
Smooth Blue Aster 0.038 0.4
Sundial Lupine 0.263 2.8
Foxglove Beardtongue 0.038 0.4
Wild Bergamot 0.038 0.4
MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 6 -SHORT MEADOW SEED

FORBS PURE LIVE SEED* GRASS IN BAGS PER 920.06.07(a)
Select All GRAM

PER SY

LB

PER ACRE

Include All GRAM

PER SY

LB

PER ACRE

Bird's-Foot Trefoil 0.469 5.0 SHA Turfgrass Seed Mix 9.380 100.0
Common Yarrow 0.094 1.0
White Clover 0.188 2.0
Note:

∗The rate shown is Pure Live Seed. Use germination and purity data from the seed tag to calculate the actual seeding rate needed to obtain the seeding rate in Pure Live Seed.

707.03.04 Grade Repair. Refer to 705.03.04.
707.03.05 Preparing Soil. 706.03.06. Use rakes, soil rollers, and similar tools and equipment as necessary to ensure a firm and uniform soil surface in preparation for seeding.
707.03.06 Seed Delivery, Weighing, and Mixing. Refer to 706.03.04.
707.03.07 Fertilizing and Seeding. Refer to 706.03.07.
707.03.08 Mulching. Refer to 705.03.07.
707.03.09 Seeding Phase Acceptance. Refer to 705.03.08.
707.03.10 Establishment Phase.
(a) Lowland, Upland, Short and Tall Meadow Establishment. Refer to 706.03.10 and perform Overseeding as necessary using seed of the pertinent type of Meadow Establishment in conformance with 707.03.03.
(b) Short Meadow Establishment. Refer to 705.03.09 and perform Overseeding as necessary.
707.03.11 Final Acceptance. 706.03.11.
707.03.12 Refertilizing. Refer to 705.03.06(c) and apply Refertilizing to Short Meadow when Refertilizing is included in the Contract documents.
707.04 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT.
Meadow Establishment will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price for one or more of the Specified items. The payment will be full compensation for applying soil amendments and initial fertilizer in conformance with the Nutrient Management Plan, and for all material, labor, equipment, tools, disposal fees and incidentals necessary to complete the work.
(a) Payment Schedule. Payments will be made according to Table 7 when construction requirements are met.
MEADOW ESTABLISHMENT

TABLE 7 - PAYMENT SCHEDULE

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS PERCENT OF TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE PAYMENT FOR COMPLETED WORK
707.03.01 thru .09 70 At Seeding Phase Acceptance
707.03.10 15 At Partial Establishment Phase Acceptance
707.03.10 and .11 15 At Final Acceptance
Total Payment 100%
(b) Forfeiture. Failure to complete operations as required or directed in conformance with the Payment Schedule will result in forfeiture of that percentage of payment.
707.04.01 Wet Meadow Establishment. will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price per square yard. The use of other materials in conformance with an approved Modification Request shall be incidental to the Contract unit price, and will not be measured or paid for.
707.04.02 Lowland Meadow Establishment. will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price per square yard. The use of other materials in conformance with an approved Modification Request shall be incidental to the Contract unit price, and will not be measured or paid for.
707.04.03 Upland Meadow Establishment. will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price per square yard. The use of other materials in conformance with an approved Modification Request shall be incidental to the Contract unit price, and will not be measured or paid for.
707.04.04 Short Meadow Establishment will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price per square yard. The use of other materials in conformance with an approved Modification Request shall be incidental to the Contract unit price, and will not be measured or paid for.
707.04.05 Temporary Mulch will be measured and paid for at the pertinent Contract unit price per square yard.
707.04.06 Refertilizing will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price per square yard.