711 ANNUALS AND BULBS INSTALLATION AND ESTABLISHMENT

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711.01 DESCRIPTION.
Install and establish annuals and bulbs in topsoil. When it is not possible to perform this work, refer to Section 704 and perform Temporary Mulch, or as directed to provide temporary soil stabilization.
711.02 MATERIALS.
Type B Compost       920.02.05(b)
Fertilizer       920.03
Shredded Hardwood Bark (SHB) Mulch       920.04.03
Plant Materials       920.07
Marking and Staking Materials       920.08
Water       920.09.01
Pesticides       920.09.03
711.03 CONSTRUCTION.
711.03.01 General.
(a) Regional Areas. Refer to 705.03.01(a).
(b) Planting Seasons. Perform operations when soil moisture and weather conditions are suitable. Cease operations when conditions are unsuitable. Install plants according to Table 1.
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TABLE 1 - PLANTING SEASONS

SEASON PLANTS INSTALLATION DATE
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3
Spring Container Grown Summer Annuals 5/20 – 6/20 5/10 – 6/10 5/01 – 6/01
Fall Container Grown Winter Annuals 9/01 – 10/20 9/10 – 10/31 9/20 – 11/10
Spring Flowering Bulbs 9/01 – 11/30 9/10 – 12/31 9/20 – 12/31
(c) Modification Request. Refer to 710.03.01(b).
(d) Pesticide Application. Refer to 701.03.01(b).
(e) Pesticide Application Reporting. Refer to 701.03.01(e).
(f) Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). Refer to 710.03.01(e).
(g) Nutrient Management Reporting. Refer to 710.03.01(f).
(h) Plant Storage and Handling. Refer to 920.07.05.
(i) Standard Details. Refer to Maryland Standard MD-710.03-11 and MD-710.03-12 when constructing planting beds and installing plant materials.
711.03.02 Submittals and Inspection. Submit the following items as indicated:
(a) Breakdown List of Contract Prices. Refer to 710.03.02(a).
(b) Installation Phase Schedule. Refer to 710.03.02(b) and submit the Schedule with dates for completing 711.03.02 thru .12.
(c) Plant Material Inspection and Approval. The Inspection will be conducted by the Landscape Operations Division as specified in 920.07.01.
(d) Establishment Phase Schedule & IPM Program. Refer to 710.03.02(d) and submit the Schedule with dates for completing 711.03.17.
711.03.03 Utilities Marking, Layout, and Inspection. Refer to 710.03.03.
711.03.04 Preparing Planting Beds and Planting Areas.
(a) Planting Beds. Refer to 710.03.05 for preparing beds and planting holes for container grown annuals and bulbs. Dig holes for bulbs to the depth and width recommended for the species or variety by the grower.
(b) Planting Areas for Naturalized Daffodils. Dig planting holes to 3 in. diameter and to a 5 in. depth. Mix 0.20 oz of 14-14-14 fertilizer into the backfill soil of each bulb, or as specified in the NMP. Firmly cover each bulb with backfill soil to the level of the surrounding grade. Omit 711.03.05 thru .10 when installing naturalized daffodils.
711.03.05 Soil Berming. Refer to 710.03.10.
711.03.06 Edging. Refer to 710.03.11.
711.03.07 Mulching. Refer to 710.03.13.
711.03.08 Plant Acclimation. Refer to 710.03.06.
711.03.09 Plant Care. Refer to 710.03.07.
711.03.10 Installing. Handle annuals and bulbs with care to avoid damage or bruising. Refer to 710.03.09 and the following.
(a) Foliage Removal. Remove dead foliage of annuals and other unwanted vegetation from the previous season without damaging or disturbing perennials or other desirable vegetation.
(b) Mulch. Remove and conserve SHB mulch at sites where annuals or bulbs will be installed before digging the planting hole. Replace mulch to a depth of 2 in. over bulbs and around the stems of annuals.
711.03.11 Watering After Installation.
(a) Application EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance.. Refer to 710.03.14(a).
(b) Follow-Up Watering. Refer to 710.03.14(d).
711.03.12 Cleanup. Refer to 710.03.15.
711.03.13 Unacceptable Plants and Replacement Plants. Refer to 710.03.18, 920.07 and replace unacceptable plants as specified in Section 711 for the remainder of the growing season until Final Acceptance.
711.03.14 Installation Phase Inspection. Refer to 710.03.19.
711.03.15 Installation Phase Punch List. Refer to 710.03.20.
711.03.16 Installation Phase Acceptance. Refer to 710.03.21 and provide the Establishment Phase Schedule as specified in 711.03.02(e).Installation Phase Acceptance will be granted when the Punch List and all Installation Phase requirements are completed according to Table 2.
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TABLE 2 - REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION PHASE ACCEPTANCE

Item Requirement Section
a Submittals are accepted and Inspections are completed. 710.03.01(b), 711.03.02, 920.07
b Dead foliage in existing beds is removed. 711.03.10(a)
c Fertilizer and compost is applied, as required. 711.03.04
d Planting pits and planting beds are bermed and edged. 710.03.10 and 710.03.11
e SHB mulch is uniformly spread to the specified depth. 710.03.13 and 711.03.10(c)
f Plants receive initial watering and follow up watering. 711.03.04 and 711.03.11
g Damaging pests are controlled. 711.03.02(c)
h Cleanup is completed, plant tags and ribbons are removed. 710.03.15
i Washouts in and around planting beds are repaired. 710.03.13
j Unacceptable plants are replaced as needed or required. 710.03.18
k Damage repairs and Installation Phase Punch List is completed. 710.03.20
l Pesticide Application and Nutrient Management Reporting Forms are completed. 710.03.01(d) and (f)
m Plants are properly installed, are none are unacceptable or require replacement. 711.03.01 thru .13
n Establishment Phase Schedule & IPM Program is accepted. 710.03.02(e) and 711.03.16
711.03.17 Establishment Phase. The Establishment Phase for annuals and bulbs planted in beds begins upon Installation Phase Acceptance. Maintain all plants except naturalized daffodils as specified in 711.03.01 thru 0.16 and as follows.
(a) Period of Maintenance. Plants shall be maintained for one Planting Season, until Final Acceptance.
(b) Plant Watering. Refer to 710.03.22(b).
(c) Pest Management. Refer to 710.03.22(c).
(d) Unacceptable Plants and Replacement Plants. Refer to 710.03.18. Promptly remove and replace plants that have become unacceptable during the Establishment Phase as needed, or at the request of the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him..
(e) End-of-Season Foliage Removal. Remove the foliage of annuals that have declined in late summer or fall, as directed by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.. Remove the foliage and flower stems of bulbs planted in beds after they have declined at the end of their growing season in June.
(f) Refertilizing. Refer to 710.03.22(f).
(g) Partial Establishment Phase Inspection. Refer to 711.03.02. The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. and the Landscape Operations Division will inspect plant establishment according to Table 2 on the scheduled inspection date, approximately 1 month after Installation Phase Acceptance.
The Inspection Report will include actions to perform before Partial Establishment Phase Acceptance is granted. When it is not possible to perform the Inspection, Partial Establishment Phase Acceptance will be delayed until Inspection is possible.
Perform repairs, replacements, and other work as specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof and Inspection Report.
711.03.18 Establishment Phase and Final Acceptance. Refer to 711.03.02. The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. and the Landscape Operations Division will inspect plant establishment according to Table 3 on the scheduled inspection date, at least 1 month after the Partial Establishment Phase Acceptance is granted.
The Inspection Report will include actions to perform before Final Acceptance is granted. When it is not possible to perform the Inspection, Final Acceptance will be delayed until Inspection is possible.
Perform repairs, replacements, and other work as specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof and Inspection Report.
Final Acceptance will be granted when the requirements of Table 3 are satisfactorily completed. The Inspection Report will be included in the Punch List requirements for the project. Complete the Punch List requirements as directed.
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TABLE 3 - REQUIREMENTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT PHASE AND FINAL ACCEPTANCE

Item Requirement Section
1 Washouts in and around planting beds are repaired. 710.03.13
2 Plants are watered as needed and refertilized when directed. 710.03.22(b) and (f)
3 Damaging pests are controlled. 710.03.22(c)
4 Planting beds are weed free. 710.03.22(c)
5 Pesticide Reporting and Nutrient Management Reporting Forms are completed. 710.03.01(d) and (f)
6 Unacceptable plants are replaced as requested. 711.03.17(d)
7 End-of-season foliage removal is completed. 711.03.17(e)
8 Damage repairs and Establishment Punch List are completed. 711.03.17(f)
711.04 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT.
Annuals and Bulbs Installation and 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 all plants, material, labor, equipment, tools, disposal fees and incidentals necessary to complete the work.
711.04.01 Annuals and Bulbs Installation and Establishment. Annuals and Bulbs Installation and Establishment shall include the cost of plants, layout, marking, pruning, planting pit excavation, fertilizer, compost, backfilling, berming, edging, watering, pest management, plant maintenance, refertilizing, and all operations related to the Installation and Establishment Phases of each plant, until Final Acceptance.
Annuals and Bulbs Installation and Establishment will be paid according to Table 4 based upon the approved Breakdown List of Contract Prices. Refer to 711.03.02(a). In the event of change in the quantities required, payment adjustments will be based on the approved Breakdown List of Contract Prices.
(a) Payment Schedule. Payments will be made according to Table 4 when construction requirements are met.
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TABLE 4 - PAYMENT SCHEDULE

INSTALLATION AND ESTABLISHMENT PHASE COMPLETION PERCENT OF TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE PAYMENT FOR COMPLETED WORK
Annuals in Beds Bulbs in Beds Naturalized Bulbs
711.03.0 thru .16 Installation Phase 70 70 100 At Installation Phase Acceptance
711.03.17(a) thru (d) Establishment Phase In-Season Maintenance 15 15 At Partial Establishment Phase Acceptance
711.03.17(e) thru (g) End-of-Season Maintenance, Removal & Replacement, and Final Acceptance 15 15 At Final Acceptance
Total Payment 100 100 100
(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 based upon the Breakdown List of Contract Prices.
711.04.02 Constructing Planting Beds. Refer to 710.04.02.
711.04.03 Temporary Mulch will be measured and paid for at the Contract unit price.